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2,000-year-old Roman Basilica discovered in south Israel

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“ A renewal project in Tel Ashkelon National Park will reveal the spectacular archaeological remains of a magnificent 2,000-year-old Basilica“


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Here’s another article on the discovery:

According to Haaretz’s Ruth Schuster, coins discovered in the basilica’s foundations pinpoint its construction to Herod’s reign, which spanned 37 to 4 B.C. Like other pre-Christian basilicas in the Greco-Roman world, it served as a civic rather than religious center and consisted of three parts: a central space and two side halls.


Statues of the goddesses Nike and Tyche, or Isis (Israel Antiquities Authority via Facebook)



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