Archaeological Dig in Central Israel Uncovers Byzantine Church and 2700-Year-Old Farm
Dual find gives glimpse into how the area near Rosh Ha’Ayin changed due to drought and the spread of Christianity. Archaeological digging near the central Israeli city of Rosh Ha’Ayin has uncovered a 2700-year-old farm house and a 1500-year-old Byzantine church in recent days, the Israel Antiquities Authority reported on Wednesday.
The approximately 30X50 meter farmhouse and the church, which features colorful mosaics, were discovered as part of excavations being carried out by the IAA with the help of students ahead of the ground-laying for a new neighborhood in Rosh Ha’Ayin.
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