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Biblical City of Shekem Set to Open in the West Bank

Bible and archaeology news

Working in tense political conditions and less-than-pleasant physical ones, archaeologists are excavation through layer of trash and debris in the Palestinian city of Nablus to uncover the ruins of the Biblical city of Shekem. Recent excavations are the latest in a series that have spanned a century, as political and military turmoil as well as two world wars have interrupted archaeological work in the region. Under the auspices of the Palestinian Antiquities Authority, Dutch and Palestinian authorities are working to learn more about the ancient city of Shekem and open the site to the public next year.

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