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Fascinating Archaeological Discovery: A 5,000 Year Old Lost City in Israel!

A fascinating archaeological discovery reveals a 5,000 year old lost city in Israel that rivals New York City! The remains of this massive ancient city were uncovered during roadwork halfway between Tel Aviv and Haifa at En Sur. Archaeologists have nicknamed it the “Early Bronze Age New York”.

Fascinating Archaeological DiscoveryPhoto Credit: Assaf Peretz, Israel Antiquities Authority

It is understandable such a large city would have existed in this spot due to its rich fertile soil and natural springs and its ideal location between two major trading routes. It is estimated that around 6,000 people resided in the city during the Bronze Age.Below this discovery lies an even older settlement that dates back approximately 7,000 years.

A 5000 Year Old Lost City in IsraelPhoto Credit: Yoli Schwartz, Israel Antiquities Authority

Archaeologists have uncovered Egyptian tools as well as a ritual temple that housed remains of animal sacrifices and carved figurines.

The city took up 160 acres and was 10 times larger than the well known Biblical city of Jericho. It appears as though the city was abandoned only a few centuries into its existence. One of the theories is that this was the result of severe flooding which created an uninhabitable swap.

A 5000 Year Old Lost City in IsraelPhoto Credit: Yoli Schwartz, Israel Antiquities Authority

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