While excavating in the Galilee region, Israeli archaeologists unearthed a 2,100-year-old homestead.
According to CBN News, the farm dates back to the Hellenistic Hasmonean period, prior to the birth of Jesus Christ. From 142 to 63 BC, the Hasmonean Dynasty ruled over ancient Judea as a Jewish dynasty.
“We were extremely fortunate to discover a time-capsule, frozen in time, in which the finds remained where they were left by the occupants of the site, and it appears that they left in haste in the face of an impending danger, possibly the threat of a military attack,” excavation director
So far, researchers have no idea who resided in the historic farmstead or why they abandoned it.
Coins, loom weights for weaving clothing, iron tools, and ceramic containers were also discovered during the evacuation.
“The loom weights for weaving were still on the shelf.” The storage jars were undamaged. According to The Jerusalem Post, we know from historical sources that the Judean Hasmonean Kingdom advanced into the Galilee at this period, and it is probable that the farmstead was abandoned as a result of these events. “More research is needed to ascertain the identity of the site’s residents.”
Abu-Hamid further stated that the farmstead’s finding was unusual because no other remains from the Hellenistic Hasmonean period had ever been uncovered.
The excavation site yielded building foundations, ceramics, and other artifacts dating from the 10th to 9th centuries BC. Archaeologists will attempt to protect the site and perform additional research on its former inhabitants.