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3,000-year-old fortress unearthed in Golan Heights


  • Barak Tzin, who directed its excavation for the Israel Antiquities Authority, estimated that it covered more than 1,000 square metres. Archaeologists on 11 Nov unveiled a fortified structure from the time of King David on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights that sheds light on the borders of a Biblical Israeli ally.
  • The 3,000-year-old fortress, found near the Jewish settlement of Hispin ahead of works to build a new neighbourhood, is believed to have belonged to the Geshurites, King David's allies.