Archaeological Trove Spanning Millennia Emerges From Construction Work in Ancient Jaffa

Ariel David
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From a baby buried in a jar more than 3,500 years ago to a uniform button lost by a British soldier in the 20th century, Israeli archaeologists scurrying to excavate ancient Jaffa ahead of construction projects have made a trove of new discoveries. The new finds include burials and homes, farms and assorted artifacts dating from prehistory to today. They reveal snapshots of everyday life (and death) in Jaffa, one of the oldest port towns in the world and today part of Tel Aviv.

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