Tel Aviv er med sine ca 100 år ein relativt ung by. Det er Jaffa, den gamle byen som har vakse saman med Tel Aviv, som står for historia. Men det viser seg at det også i den moderne storbyen finst arkeologiske spor frå ei heilt anna tid:
Secrets of an Ancient Tel Aviv Fortress Revealed
TAU researchers connect their city to the Greek island of Lesbos
Tel Qudadi, an ancient fortress located in the heart of Tel Aviv at the mouth of the Yarkon River, was first excavated more than 70 years ago — but the final results of neither the excavations nor the finds were ever published. Now, research on Tel Qudadi by archaeologists at Tel Aviv University has unpeeled a new layer of history, indicating that there is much more to learn from the site, including evidence that links ancient Israel to the Greek island of Lesbos.
“The secrets of this ancient fortress are only beginning to be revealed,” Dr. Alexander Fantalkin and Dr. Oren Tal of Tel Aviv University’s Department of Archaeology say. Their new research was recently published in the Palestine Exploration Quarterly and BABESH: Annual Papers on Mediterranean Archaeology.