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1,700-year-old boundary stone bearing name 'Kfar Nafah' found in Golan Heights


November 20, 2020

Assaf Peretz/Israel Antiquities Authority

The Israel Antiquities Authority excavations at Nafah in the central Golan Heights.

(JNS) - A 1,700-year-old boundary stone bearing the Greek inscription "Kfar Nafah" (Nafah village) was discovered during an archaeological excavation in the Golan Heights last month, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Tuesday.

When the inscription was deciphered, by Danny Syon of the IAA and Professor Haim Ben-David of the Kinneret Academic College, it aroused great excitement, as the location bears the same name today, despite a lack of settlement continuity at the site. Nafah was the name of the Syrian village that existed at the location until the Six-Day War in 1967 and is no...

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