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Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Salvage archaeology in a West Bank military-fire zone
ARCHAEOLOGY: IDF combat soldiers make exciting archaeological discovery in West Bank military fire zone. Over the past nine days, hundreds of soldiers from the IDF's elite 'Duvdevan' unit participated in archeological excavations in a military fire zone in the West Bank. During their excavations, the soldiers uncovered an ancient and magnificent structure that was likely served as a palace during the Byzantine period (Jerusalem online). The site is called Horkania. The article reports that the salvage operation was undertaken because of heavy looting at the site.