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Biblical Harbinger? Israelis Discover 2,750 Year-Old Temple Built by Solomon Near Jerusalem

December 27th, 2012
Posted by: Barry Secrest

By Alan Boyle

Archaeologists have uncovered a 2,750-year-old temple near Jerusalem, along with pottery and clay figurines that suggest the site was the home base for a ritual cult, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said Wednesday.

The discovery was made during excavations at the Tel Motza archaeological site, about 3 miles (5 kilometers) west of Jerusalem, during preparations for work on a new section of Israeli's Highway 1, the agency said in a statement.

"The ritual building at Tel Motza is an unusual and striking find, in light of the fact that there are hardly any remains of ritual buildings of the period in Judaea at the time of the First Temple," excavation directors Anna Eirikh, Hamoudi Khalaily and Shua Kisilevitz were quoted as saying in the statement.

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cool find

pretty sure it's no harbinger.

Been watching lectures from some yale instructor on youtube about biblical and near eastern mythology and other stuffs. also cool info (to me)