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A 1,500-year-old bathhouse was uncovered in Zichron Ya'akov

In an archaeological dig conducted by the Antiquities Authority in the Neve Sharet neighborhood in Zichron Ya'akov (Khirbat Jaber site), prior to construction work by a private entrepreneur, a magnificent Byzantine bath house was uncovered, dating to the 5th century AD.

The remains of the Byzantine bath house in Zichron Yaakov. Photo: Antiquities Authority
The remains of the Byzantine bath house in Zichron Yaakov. Photo: Antiquities Authority

In an archaeological dig conducted by the Antiquities Authority in the Neve Sharet neighborhood in Zichron Ya'akov (Khirbat Jaber site), prior to construction work by a private entrepreneur, a magnificent Byzantine bath house was uncovered, dating to the 5th century AD.

According to archaeologist Orit Segal, director of the excavation on behalf of the Antiquities Authority, "The bath house, which covers an area of ​​20x20 meters, was preserved in relatively good condition and belonged to a mansion, which was apparently located to the north of it. From the findings, it appears that the bathers entered the cloakroom, from there they moved to a cool water room paved with marble tiles, with tiered bathtubs. Later, the bathers passed through an entrance to the lukewarm water room, and from there to the hot water room ("caldarium" - the equivalent of today's sauna).

During the excavation, the stove that blew hot air under the tiles of the warm and lukewarm room was also found. A water channel was also uncovered that led water to the bath house like a pig. Marble details were discovered at the site, including a woman's head, a Corinthian title, a marble piece of a fountain in the bath house with a model of a shell and above it bird decorations, marble columns and slabs, and marble tiles decorated with models of sea leaves. According to Orit Segal, "All the marble items are not local. They originated in Asia Minor and were brought to the site of the ancient port of Caesarea."

In the nearby Ramat Handiv (Ein Zur) an earlier bathhouse was excavated in the past (from the Herodian period - 1st century AD) and it is even associated with a mansion and was used by the local aristocracy.

3 תגובות

  1. If there is something infuriating, it is an attempt to analyze in depth, characters that are as shallow as the ass

    There is nothing to analyze the contestants, most of them are idiots

    Especially June and Dawn

  2. For Alexander the Great

    And you want to tell us that you deduced all of this from the bath house in memory??
    Hey, you're great!
    I'm going to take a bath
    Good night
    Sabdarmish Yehuda

  3. The first to mention in this context (of a Byzantine sauna in memory) the elder brother who put his life in his hands.
    Because I want to be first.

    How much can you hear about the Big Brother (Friedmans dying in secret and Bobalil girls walking around like a cross between Hava Imno and the Book Hall)? Yesterday I was lured to a friends apartment on the grounds of "come eat something" (they promised me Kentucky-style chicken wings, a promise that was fulfilled on the crispest side by the way), but then they demanded that I sit down and watch Big Brother with them.

    Refusing or trying to escape in the middle of the program means disdain and aversion to the principles by which these people live. And they really are my friends and incredibly good people.

    Well, then sit down.

    After the first wash (by one named Ina who suffers from a rare syndrome of allergy to fabrics. Aries if that's interesting) I had the strong urge and literally jumped off the couch.
    I couldn't stand the victim's look and excused myself that I had to go home to check the micro's mezuzah.
    I stayed anyway. More advertisements, text messages, homosexual insinuations from Ehad Assi towards Erez Tal and another impeachment on the horizon. I even thought of sending an SMS that would cause the voting system to crash. Something like the number 1984.

    And here, gentlemen, came the turning point. I became involved. I bet that the next deposed will be the human rhinoceros from the program Shahar (son of Aquarius, served in Nahal, apparently in the role of a dam). why dawn Well, this is a natural phenomenon of at least the fifth degree that demonstrated a degree of sophistication of, well, a gymnasium (here it should be noted that in my opinion in ancient Greece the philosophers used to avoid any intellectual contact with the gymnasium people. Contacts of the sexual kind must have been observed).
    Now, the Israeli voter tends to prefer the most cunning candidate, the one who doesn't come off as a sucker, thinks ahead, detours on the right, and such. That's why I bet against that dawn. Again, due to the same abundant amount of naivety and elementality that he displays for all his six hundred pounds.
    And I was surprised. They fired Yoni (lucky, singing, spontaneous) who is as clever as a razor that has been sharpened on Salvador Dali's moustache. no less.
    Now, I (lucky Capricorn, easily influenced by stimuli, my dream is an omelet from a Tyrax egg) believe again in this nation.

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