3,400 yr-old citadel unearthed in Israel’s coastal town of Nahariya


New construction project breathes new life into 3,400 yr-old citadel by preserving parts of the discovery for display for residents and visitors.

By i24news


The Israel Antiquities Authority announced Tuesday that the remains of a 3,400 year old citadel that were recently uncovered in an archaeological excavation will be incorporated into a new apartment building in the northern coastal town of Nahariya.

An aerial photograph of the excavation. – Photo : GUY FITOUSSI, COURTESY OF THE ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY

The dig was carried out by the authority, working alongside members of youth groups and high school students.

The architect of the high-rise project worked with the Interior Ministry’s regional committee for planning and construction, to find a way to preserve part of the citadel for display for residents and visitors.

The director of the Israel Antiquities Authority, Mr. Israel Hasson, and representatives of the  Kochav Company during a tour of the site

Female figurines dating to the Late Bronze Age.

A stamped jar handle dating to the Middle Bronze Age.

Photograph of the work being conducted at the site.

Fragments of decorated pottery vessels imported from Cyprus and Greece 3,400 years ago.



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