The monastery, estimated to be 1,500 years old, was covered with colorful mosaic decoration and various inscriptions. The farmhouse, estimated to be around 2,700 years old contained twenty-four rooms surrounding a central courtyard. The courtyard contained a large storage compartment designed to protect the grain.
1,500 Year-Old Monastery Discovered in Central Israel
Rosh HaAyin (TPS) – The Israeli Antiquities Authority has discovered a farmstead and an ancient monastery in Rosh HaAyin, east of the central city of Petach Tikva. The initiative is part of a nationwide excavation project and was undertaken at the behest of the Ministry of Construction before the building of new neighborhoods in the city.
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