Posted by SBY (Si Bang Yan) Posted on 1/01/2013 05:50:00 AM
Israeli archaeologists discover ancient temple at an estimated age of 2,000 years. Found carvings and sculptures are not recognizable shape by archaeologists.
NBC reported, the temple was found in Tel Motza, west of Jerusalem, currently underway dredging land for highway projects on Thursday, December 27, 2012. Today, archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority took over the investigation at the site, while the toll road project continues.
"The discovery of ritual buildings in Tel Motza very shocking and unusual case. Especially, because at that time Judaea rare temple building," the statement said excavation director Anna Eirikh, Hamoudi Khalaily and Shua Kisilevitz.
In the sacred temple jars found an estimated age of 2750 years. "Among the findings are shaped pottery men, one bearded, whose origins and history are still unknown," said the statement.
According to them, the pottery comes from the Iron Age. The design temple with other religious buildings of that era. In a statement the Ministry of Culture of Israel, the temple walls are very wide, the door facing east, according to the religious tradition in the Near East (Near East).
"Sun will shine from the eastern object in the temple, symbolizing the holy presence of the object. A structure of the city is probably the altar in the middle of the temple grounds," the ministry said in a statement.
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