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A collection of seals (bullae) from the late First Temple period, discovered in...
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The best of Israel archaeology in 5776

Finds include lost cities rediscovered, fabulous jewels and ancient technologies that were a lot more advanced than expected.
Cheshvan: Greek fortresses and animal seals
After the Lord knows how many decades of digging in Jerusalem, archaeologists finally found the fabled Akra, a Hellenistic citadel erected in the heart of Jerusalem by the Seleucid conquerors after they destroyed the city in 168 BCE. The fortified compound was torn down by the Maccabee rebels in the 2nd century BCE, but excavators in the Givati parking lot by the City of David, found fortifications, weapons, ceramics and coins from Epiphanes' lost compound.
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