Tuesday, December 27, 2011

1,600 year-old bathhouse discovered in Israel

Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered a 1,600 year-old bathhouse apparently used by the owners of a wealthy estate or an inn on an ancient road.

Remains of an ancient bathhouse dating to the Byzantine period were exposed during work being conducted on the modern water infrastructure near Moshav Tarum, west of Jerusalem. In recent months the Israel Antiquities Authority carried out an archaeological excavation that uncovered impressive finds as a new water supply system is being built to service Jerusalem.

Click here to read this article from History of the Ancient World