How green (and old) was my valley? The world-famous terrace at Battir. Olivier Fitoussi

Who Really Built Jerusalem's Historic Terraces?

A new study says that most of the agricultural terraces surrounding Jerusalem were built during the Ottoman era. But critics are taking steps to counter the findings.

The man-made terraces in the Judean Hills surrounding Jerusalem are at the center of a fierce debate after a new study claimed the agricultural features were mainly built by Arab workers in the past 400 years....

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