Bible and archaeology news
According to an article in the Israeli antiquities journal Qadmoniot, recent salvage excavations around the Holyland Hill housing development in Jerusalem have revealed one of the city’s oldest cemeteries. Excavations at the building site have uncovered a 4,000-year-old, Bronze Age cemetery that contains at least 80 largely undisturbed graves and 210 burials. Israeli Antiquities Authority archaeologist Zvika Greenhut, who helped oversee the excavations, said the cemetery was likely used by a number of Bronze Age villages that have been found in the valleys surrounding the hill. Among the cemetery’s numerous finds are Egyptian-style scarab amulets, metal weapons and well-preserved examples of Bronze Age pottery.
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