Credit: Sky View Company, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority
Archaeologists have opened up several trenches in Eshtaol along Israel's Highway 38, which is being expanded. There, a crew with the Israel Antiquities…Read More »
Authority has uncovered artifacts spanning thousands of years of ancient history, including the remains of house from the eight millennium B.C. Less «
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Credit: Ya'akov Vardi, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority
This image shows the 10,000-year-old house, the oldest dwelling to be unearthed to date in the Judean Shephelah.
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Credit: Zinobi Moskowitz, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority
Archaeologists think this standing stone, which is worked on all of its sides, is evidence of cultic activity in the Chalcolithic period.
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Credit: Assaf Peretz, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority
The Chalcolithic period building and the standing stone (also called mazzeva) positioned at the end of it.
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Bronze Age Jar
Credit: Ron Be'eri, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority
A typical jar of the early Bronze Age was discovered buried beneath the floor of a building.
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Credit: Yoli Shwarz, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority
Eshtaol is located about 15 miles (25 kilometers) west of Jerusalem.
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