Hasmonean-era village excavated in Jerusalem(11 images)

Workers from the Israel Antiquities Authority excavate a 2,000-year-old site that revealed a extravagant burial estate, an olive press, ritual baths, mikveh and a dovecote from the Hasmonean period in the Arab neighborhood of Sharafat in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

Workers from the Israel Antiquities Authority clean the area of a 2,000-year-old olive press site of a Jewish village from the Hasmonean period. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI | License Photo
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