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3,100-year-old Temple complex found outside of Jerusalem

An ancient temple complex which dates back to the 11th century B.C. has been found at Tel Beth-Shemesh in Israel.

Spread across what would have been the floor at the complex at Tel Beth-Shemesh, an ancient village about 12 miles (20 kilometers) west of Jerusalem, excavators found shards of painted chalices and goblets โ€” not the type of containers that would have been used for daily household activities. They also found animal bones surrounding a flat stone inside the building and discovered two more flat stones seemingly designed to direct liquids. Lacking the typical traces of domestic use, the excavators believe the building served as a place of worship that was possibly connected to an Israelite cult.

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Story: LiveScience | Photo: Dale Manor

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