(Photo: Anat Rasiuk/Israel Antiquities Authority)

(Photo: Anat Rasiuk/Israel Antiquities Authority)

By Naama Barak - April 8, 2019

Israeli archaeologists unearthed the remains of a Jewish settlement of the Second Temple era in the southern Israeli city of Beersheva, revealing evidence of daily Jewish life and even rebellion.

The site of the settlement, which dates from the 1st century CE to the Bar-Kochva Revolt of 135 CE, was uncovered during excavation ahead of the construction of a new neighborhood. It is the first such settlement to be found in the area, which at the time served as the southern border of the ancient kingdom of Judah.

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