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Bronze Age cemetery found near Bethlehem

A 4,000-year-old cemetery containing more than 100 tombs has been found near Bethlehem. The burial ground was discovered in spring 2013 during the construction of an industrial park. In 2014 a team from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Palestine excavated some of the tombs, and in 2015 a joint

Oldest evidence of the name Bethlehem found on ancient seal

A 2,700-year-old seal bearing the inscription "Bethlehem" is the oldest artifact yet found with the name of Jesus' birthplace. Experts state the tiny clay seal's existence and age provide vivid evidence that Bethlehem was not just the name of a fabled biblical town, but also a bustling place of trade linked

Fully-intact 4,000-year-old Canaanite tomb found in Bethlehem

Workers renovating a house in Bethlehem accidentally discovered an untouched ancient tomb complete with clay pots, plates, beads and the remains of two humans. The 4,000-year-old tomb provides a glimpse of the burial customs of the area's inhabitants during the Canaanite period, said Mohammed Ghayyada, director of the Palestinian Authority's Ministry