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

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

During the Second Temple period, a prosperous Jewish village sprang up, sprawling down the slope of a hill in Jerusalem something over 2,000 years ago. Perhaps comparable to today’s suburbs where the rich and...

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