Thursday, September 08, 2016

Ancient stable excavated at Ovdat

ARCHAEOLOGY: 1500 year old stables discovered at Ovdat National Park. In archaological excavations at Ovdat National Park an ancient animal stable has been uncovered (Yoel Domb, Arutz Sheva).
In archaeological excavations at Ovdat conducted by the Antiquities authority and DePaul University and funded by a Fulbright scholarship, members of the Negev Mountain Field School discovered a meter-thick layer in a structure which confirmed unequivocally that sheep and donkeys had existed here in ancient periods.

A layer of animal dung, that is. That's pretty unequivocal.

The site of Ovdat (Avdat) has been mentioned before at PaleoJudaica here and links.