2,700-year-old farm found in Israel

2,700-year-old farm found in Israel


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A group of Israeli archaeologists have found in the town of Rosh Ha-Ayin a farm dating back about 2,700 years old and a monastery that features stunning 1,500-year-old colors and inscriptions.

This finding was made after some works prior to the construction of a new neighborhood, which was carried out by experts from the Israel Antiquities Authority and by different volunteers who seek to make everyone participate in the important historical legacy -cultural that this country has.

The excavation director, Amit Shadman, declared that it is a fairly large farm and has been preserved at a height of more than two meters, with 24 rooms built around a central courtyard and with a 2,700-year-old structure.

He also confirmed that this infrastructure has a silo where the grain was stored, which reveals that cereals and carbohydrates were very popular at that time as well as their processing, as revealed by the discovery of several rudimentary cutting mills as well as the locating a press for oil production.

In this discovery, different objects have also been found such as silver coins dating back to the 4th century BC and featuring inscriptions depicting the goddess Athena and the Athenian owl.

Shadman wanted to clarify that this agricultural site, as well as many others that were in the area, were fully operational for centuries until the arrival of the hellenistic period, when they fell into disuse.

From the 5th century, with the birth of another settlement, this time Christian, the area was significantly modified and rural churches and monasteries began to proliferate, such as the one found in this area.

In this case, the discovered monastery belongs to the Byzantine period and it was found on a hill in the area after some excavations. In them a church, residential rooms, stables and an oil press were discovered among other objects.

It was in this same place where the colorful mosaic we are talking about was also discovered, which has different geometric designs and where an inscription in Greek that makes reference to a priest named Theodosius, a very common name at this time in Byzantine history.

Now, as often happens in these cases, we will have to arm ourselves with patience and wait until little by little the data of those subsequent discoveries that take place in this place are made public.

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