Thursday, March 28, 2019

Hasmonean-era remains excavated at Sharafat

ARCHAEOLOGY: IMPRESSIVE JEWISH ARTIFACTS FOUND IN ARAB NEIGHBORHOOD OF JERUSALEM. 2,000-year-old olive and wine presses, a burial cave and mikvah from the descendants of the Maccabees were found in south Jerusalem neighborhood (BEN BRESKY , Jerusalem Post).
“I’m surrounded by press here,” [excavation director Yaakov] Billig joked in an interview with The Jerusalem Post – “wine presses and olive presses.”

Visit PaleoJudaica daily for the latest news on ancient Judaism and the biblical world.