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Israel Uncovers 2,000-Year-Old Acra Fortress (of Antiochus Epiphanes) from Israel Antiquites Authority via Daily Alert, & A Happy Day for History and Truth – Nadav Shragai (Israel Hayom via Daily Alert)

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Nov. 5, 2015

  • Israel Uncovers 2,000-Year-Old Acra Fortress
    Excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority at the City of David in Jerusalem have uncovered the Greek Acra – the famous stronghold built by Antiochus IV. In recent months, excavators have exposed a section of a massive wall, a base of a tower of impressive dimensions (4×20 meters), and a glacis – a defensive sloping embankment designed to keep attackers away from the base of the wall. Lead sling shots, bronze arrowheads and ballista stones were discovered at the site, stamped with a trident, which symbolized the reign of Antiochus Epiphanes. In 141 BCE, the Acra fortress surrendered to Simon Maccabee after a prolonged siege. (Israel Antiquities Authority-Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • See also A Happy Day for History and Truth – Nadav Shragai (Israel Hayom)

(Click on the title of either article to see the whole article…Ed.)

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