“This is the first time that any remains dating to the Second Temple period have been exposed in this region,” said lead IAA excavator Pablo Betzer. “We knew from the Talmud and from non-Jewish sources that on this ridge, as in most of the Shephelah, there was an extensive Jewish community 2,000 years ago … but to date no remains from this period have been discovered.”
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