Arab Today, arab today iron age fortifications from eighth century bc unearthed in israel
Last Updated : GMT 15:44:02
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Iron Age fortifications from eighth century BC unearthed in Israel

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Iron Age fortifications from eighth century BC unearthed in Israel

Jerusalem - UPI

Archaeologists say they\'ve discovered the remains of massive ancient fortifications protecting an Iron Age Assyrian harbor in present-day Israel. Unearthed in an archaeological dig in the contemporary Israeli coastal city of Ashdod, the heart of the well-preserved fortifications is a mud-brick wall more than 12 feet thick and 15 feet high, researchers from Tel Aviv University reported. Stretching for hundreds of feet, the fortifications would have formed a daunting crescent-shaped defense for an inland area covering more than 17 acres, they said. \"The fortifications appear to protect an artificial harbor,\" archaeologist Alexander Fantalkin said. \"If so, this would be a discovery of international significance, the first known harbor of this kind in our corner of the Levant.\" When the fortifications were built in the 8th century B.C., the Assyrians ruled the southeastern part of the Mediterranean basin, including parts of Africa and the Middle East. The fortifications may have been built during a local rebellion against Sargon II, the king of the Assyrian Empire, which was brutally put down by the Assyrians, researchers said. \"An amazing amount of time and energy was invested in building the wall and glacis [embankments],\" Fantalkin said.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today iron age fortifications from eighth century bc unearthed in israel Arab Today, arab today iron age fortifications from eighth century bc unearthed in israel

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today iron age fortifications from eighth century bc unearthed in israel Arab Today, arab today iron age fortifications from eighth century bc unearthed in israel

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Mai Al-Jeddawi presents décor ideas for Ramadan
View News in Arabic - Culture: أخبار الثقافة والفنون
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GMT 09:49 2017 Tuesday ,02 May

Girl barred from Malaysia chess competition

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 16:25 2017 Sunday ,04 June

“Suhoor” is basic meal for fasting

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 11:09 2017 Sunday ,25 June

HUAWEI P10 the ‘guru’ of portrait shots
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday