The sensational find of the season! An accidental discovery of a 5000-year-old Canaanite city was unexpectedly unearthed by archaeologists, a major Bronze Age settlement at a site called En Esur located in northern Israel. An archaeologist has dated this city to around 3000 BCE and has discovered that it rests on top of an existing city they believe is even older, a suggested 2000 years older. They dubbed this city, “The New York of the Early Bronze Age.” This ancient city is more than ten times the size of Jericho and is the largest city from this period in the southern Levant. Clearly visible are well planned public amenities including streets, public spaces, residential areas, and a fortification wall. According to reports, the city was undoubtedly the result of organisational planning with a clear social hierarchy and governance. The pictures below demonstrate the size of the city! Fascinating indeed.
Have a blessed festive season!
Mike “The Digger” John