Archaeologists Unearth 7,000-Year-Old Town in Jerusalem

Jerusalem's Ancient Town
Archaeologists Unearth 7,000-Year-Old Town in Jerusalem Assaf Peretz, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority

The oldest evidence of life in Jerusalem has been discovered. The government-run Israel Antiquities Authority unearthed stone houses and artefacts in an ancient community dating back 7,000 years. The discovery was made during an excavation ahead of the building of a new road in the holy city's northern neighborhood of Shuafat. You can read the full story here.

Ancient House Discovered in Jerusalem's Shuafat Neighborhood
Assaf Peretz, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority
Jerusalem's Ancient Town
Courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority
Jerusalem's Ancient Town
Assaf Peretz, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority
Jerusalem's Ancient Town
Assaf Peretz, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority
Jerusalem's Ancient Town
Ronit Lupo, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority