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Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority and Tel-Aviv University have announced the recent discovery of 16 ceramic roofing tiles from the period when the Seleucids ruled Jerusalem. The tiles were unearthed in the Givati Parking Lot excavations. In the news reports below, the scholars interviewed suggest a link between these tiles, along with other unnamed architectural remains, and the famed Acra fortress constructed by Antiochus. The location of this fortress has been a matter of debate and some believe it was located on the City of David hill. In any case, the tiles are the oldest ceramic roofing tiles yet discovered in Israel and one of the few finds from the Seleucid period in Jerusalem.


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