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 Rare ancient mudbrick passageway found in Jezreel Valley

By Etgar Lefkovits

(JNS) - A mudbrick passageway dating back nearly four millennia has been uncovered in northern Israel's Jezreel valley, archaeologists revealed on Thursday.

The completely intact 3,800-year-old monumental passageway, which was discovered at Tel Shimron, is the first of its kind to be found in the southern Levant and provides a key missing link in the history of the arch in the region, said excavation co-director Daniel M. Master.

Tel Shimron, an immense ruin that dominates Israel's northern Jezreel Valley, is situated along ancient trade routes from the Mediterranean to the...


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