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    by Published on 6th November 2009 08:00
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    Nebi Zechariah once housed Christians and Muslims living together, and now it's going to house a logistics center.
    Here’s why Israeli salvage digs almost always end in development.


    Archaeologists digging in central Israel have uncovered the remains of a prosperous rural town from the early Islamic period. They unearthed luxurious homes decorated with mosaics and arches, plastered water cisterns, and once-bustling oil presses and glass workshops from about a thousand years ago.

    All of which most people will never get to see, as the area has already been handed over to developers, and the ruins will soon be covered or destroyed by the construction of a new logistics center for the nearby city of Modi’in.


    Fragment of a Greek inscription on marble found in the ...