the article mentions: "Tiberias was a Jewish city under Roman rule. The findings demonstrate the city's pluralistic nature and cultural openness, a fact uncommon in those days." That's amazing, but 19 years is a blink of an eye in the sands of history. An archaeologist may work feverishly, but still must be patient for the history to be made. I trust Mitchell and his opinion of whether progress is being made or who might be hindering it. He's quite good at this. So, what's called for is patience, persistence and the zeal of one who wishes to uncover something as amazing as a multi-cultural city in an area which today is so divided. And, I believe the right parties are in place to achieve that. Peace!
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from the article: 2000 year old amphitheatre discovered near Tiberias