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1,500-year-old church and monastery unearthed in Israel

JNS.org | Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 8:41 am

The ruins of a 1,500-year-old church and monastery have been unearthed near the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh in an excavation led by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA).

More than 1,000 Israeli students assisted the effort, which uncovered Byzantine-era buildings with full mosaic floors and marble items.

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