The 1% of Second Temple-era Jerusalem Were Buried as Extravagantly as They Lived

The Jews who lived in the recently discovered village seem to have done very well for themselves from exporting olive oil and wine 2,000 years ago, though what they did with their pigeons is anyone's guess

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Remains of a Jewish village from the Second Temple Period, found in Sharafat, Jerusalem, March 2019.
Remains of a Jewish village from the Second Temple Period, found in Sharafat, Jerusalem, March 2019.Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority
Ruth Schuster
Ruth Schuster
Remains of a Jewish village from the Second Temple Period, found in Sharafat, Jerusalem, March 2019.
Remains of a Jewish village from the Second Temple Period, found in Sharafat, Jerusalem, March 2019.Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority
Remains of a Jewish village from the Second Temple Period, found in Sharafat, Jerusalem, March 2019.
Remains of a Jewish village from the Second Temple Period, found in Sharafat, Jerusalem, March 2019.Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority
Remains of a Jewish village from the Second Temple Period, found in Sharafat, Jerusalem, March 2019.
Remains of a Jewish village from the Second Temple Period, found in Sharafat, Jerusalem, March 2019.Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority
Remains of a Jewish village from the Second Temple Period, found in Sharafat, Jerusalem, March 2019.
Remains of a Jewish village from the Second Temple Period, found in Sharafat, Jerusalem, March 2019.Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority
Remains of a Jewish village from the Second Temple Period, found in Sharafat, Jerusalem, March 2019.
Remains of a Jewish village from the Second Temple Period, found in Sharafat, Jerusalem, March 2019.Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority

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