3400-year old citadel in Israel

The remains of a 3400 year old citadel were recently discovered during archaeological excavation at a site on Balfour Street in Nahariya, Northern Israel. The citadel sees to have been an administrative centre that served the mariners who sailed along the Mediterranean coast 3400 years ago.

Aerial photo of the site (by The Jewish Press)
Aerial photo of the site (by The Jewish Press)

There was probably a dock alongside the citadel. Numerous artefacts were discovered in the rooms of the citadel, including ceramic figurines in the form of humans and animals, bronze weapons and imported pottery vessels.

Shards of pottery found at the site (by the Jewish Press)
Shards of pottery found at the site (by the Jewish Press)

(after The Jewish Press)

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