Tuesday, August 02, 2022

The IDF restores late-antique convent ruins at Horbat Hani

ARCHAEOLOGICAL RECOVERY: IDF Soldiers Uncover 1500-Year-Old Convent with Mosaic Floor in Military Fire Zone (The Jewish Press).
Over the past month, dozens of IDF soldiers uncovered a 1500-year-old nuns’ abbey at Horbat Hani, in the low foothills east of Shoham in central Israel, 15 miles east of downtown Tel Aviv.

It began after a small area of the site, which is located within a military training zone was accidentally damaged by the army. The consequent recovery project, a collaboration of the IDF educational corps and the Israel Antiquities Authority, was crowned ”The Nature Defense Forces Project: Officers Take Responsibility for the Environment.”


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