Israel plans to preserve biblical site in West Bank
published on 21 February 2012
The ministerial committee that deals with national heritage sites, under the auspices of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, decided last week to embrace a new West Bank project: Thanks to a government allocation of NIS 5 million, archaeological excavations... [continue reading]
Posted by archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com on February 21, 2012, 16:30.
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