Israeli Archaeologists Unearth Hellenistic Period Fortress of Acra

Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) have unearthed what they believe are the ruins of Acra – often called the Seleucid Acra – a fortress in Jerusalem constructed more than 2,150 years by the Seleucid king Antiochus IV Epiphanes (215-164 BC). The fortress ruins were unearthed from beneath the Givati parking lot in the [...] —> Read More