Ancient Fortress Discovered Off Israel's Northern Coast Solves a Seleucid Mystery

Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson
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The small natural bay of Dor Beach, today the beach of Kibbutz Nahsholim south of the northern Israeli city of Haifa, has witnessed many dramatic events throughout history. An underwater archaeological excavation recently unearthed a large structure, thought to be a fortress built by a Seleucid king, that disappeared beneath the waves during the Hellenistic Period, more than 2,000 years ago.

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