Archaelogists − who had been involved in a dig meant to prepare for the laying of a natural gas pipeline − found more than 1,000 religious artifacts some 3,500 years old. The artifacts were uncovered near Yokne’am, in a narrow pit people climb into with the assistance of two wide steps carved into rock. Some of the items found had been imported from Mycenae in Greece, including a pot in which precious oils were kept − proof of trade with Greece during that period.
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