According to the two Israeli Arab scientists [Abd Elghani Ibrahim and Dr. Walid Atrash], “the discovery of the mikvah in the farmstead changes what we knew about the lifestyle of the Jews in the Second Temple period. Until now, we hadn’t discovered Jewish farms in the Galilee. It was considered that the Jews in the Roman period didn’t live in farms outside the villages or towns. The discovery of the farmstead at some distance from the village of the Shikhin and the large Jewish town of Sepphoris (Zippori), shows that Jews also settled in farmsteads that perhaps functioned as the rural hinterland of Sepphoris.”With video. It is good news that the IAA and Kibbutz Hannaton were able to raise the funding for the transport. Background here and here.
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