Saturday, Aug. 24
Latest News
  1. Palestinian goverment: 26 million in development of ministries
  2. Rudeineh: Washington us unable to achieve anything by itself
  3. US: “No plan for unilateral annexation by Israel of the West Bank"
  4. Cluster of incendiary balloons land in southern Israel
  5. Palestinian FM condemns Germany's vote to define BDS as 'anti-Semitic'
  6. Israeli forces forcibly evict Muslim worshipers from Al-Aqsa
  7. Israeli forces detain 14-year-old Palestinian near Ramallah
  8. Erekat: Deviation from peace terms of reference doomed to fail
  9. Iceland's Hatari shocks Eurovision with Palestinian flags
  10. UNRWA: 4 Palestinian children killed in attack on Syria refugee camp

Tourism Ministry: Bronze Age cemeteries discovered in Bethlehem

Oct. 1, 2016 8:23 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 2, 2016 7:45 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said on Saturday that an "important archaeological discovery" was made in the Bethlehem area in the southern occupied West Bank.

The statement highlighted that cemeteries dating back to the Bronze Age were found on a hill known locally as Jabal Thahir south of the city of Bethlehem.

Excavators were preparing a construction site where the Palestinian Authority (PA) intends to build a Bethlehem headquarters for the National Security Services, before people noticed signs demarcating an archaeological site. 

After being notified, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities sent a team to begin excavations, and they uncovered several cemeteries dating back to the Bronze Age.

Excavations were still ongoing at the site and initial results suggested that a very important discovery would be made, according to the ministry.

Most Read
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015