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Jewish City Discovered Near Be’er Sheva

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The Israel Aniquities Authority announced the discovery of a mid-first-millennium C.E. Byzantine-era Jewish city near modern Be’er Sheva. The site, which includes mikva’ot (ritual pools) and a synagogue, was discovered during the construction of a highway extension. The Jewish religious structures are accompanied by what appear to be public buildings, suggesting that the site was inhabited by a larger community. The town, which appears to have been abandoned by the end of the sixth century, is located just five miles from a contemporary synagogue at Hurvat Rimon.

This 1,500 year old Jewish settlement was recently discovered near Be'er Sheva.



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