Ancient Agricultural Farm Uncovered Beneath West Jerusalem Street

The farm is discovered during construction work for a light rail line in Jerusalem's Kiryat Hayovel neighborhood and dates from the period of the Hasmonean dynasty founded by the Maccabees.

As Jews around the world celebrate the Maccabee victory over the Hellenists this Hanukkah, archaeologists have announced their discovery of an agricultural farm in Jerusalem's Kiryat Hayovel neighborhood that dates from the period of the Hasmonean dynasty founded by the Maccabees.