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    • Zev Davis
    • 14.05.13 | 01:24 (IDT)

    Other than reading the article which says the village was extant from the 300s CE to the end of the 500s CE, and the Islamic conquests didn't come around until 643 CE. Now . . . it was common for Empires to establish garrsions, supply stations, whatever throughout thier terrirtory, at times with the wife and the kids, too, to establish a fact. They would be "of the Empire", in the case of the Byzanitnes, Greek Chrisitans. Okay, they may have mixed with the locals, if they got along, if not, they didn't mix very well. If the archeologists dating is correct, t'would seem the garrison-village was disbanded and more than likely the soldiers and thier familes found some other place to live,

    from the article: Spectacular 1,500-year-old mosaic discovered in southern Israel
    First published 07:35 13.05.13 | Last updated 01:35 13.05.13
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