Ancient Samaria archaeological site neglected by politics


The ancient town of Sebastia of the biblical Kingdom of Israel, under the name of Samaria, has been largely neglected by both sides for the past two decades, as it’s caught between conflicting Israeli & Palestinian jurisdictions.

Historian working on restoration says no one is doing maintenance, protection or cleaning of the site.

By The Associated Press


The ancient town of Sebastia is one of the major archaeological sites of the Holy Land, with its overlapping layers of history dating back nearly 3,000 years. But today the hilltop capital of biblical kings, later ruled by Roman conquerors, Crusaders and Ottomans, is marred with weeds, graffiti and garbage.