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FIFTY-THREE of SEVENTY: Ancient Susya

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FIFTY-THREE of SEVENTY: Ancient Susya

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A magnificent archeological site in Har Hebron, dating from the Second Temple era and virtually unknown to foreign tourists, is becoming more popular now that a new bypass road makes it more safely accessible.

The ancient Jewish city of Susya is not mentioned in any textual sources. Everything we know, or guess, about it is based on the archaeological findings there — which are vast. Even these were completely unknown to Western historians until after 1967; until then, they knew there was a ruined, buried city and house of worship on the site, but assumed it was an old church. Only in the early 1970s did researchers discover an astonishing fact: the group of Jews who settled south of Jerusalem after their exile from that city by the Romans was much larger than anyone ever realized. A must check out! 

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All right reserved 2018