Archive: 7/17/2012
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  7/17/2012, Tammuz 27, 5772

Stunning Ancient Harbor Unearthed Near Akko


The Israel Antiquities Authority has unearthed the remains of a harbor from 2,300 years ago in the northern Israeli city of Akko. According to Kobi Sharvit, director of the Israel Antiquities Authority Marine Archeology Unit, “Among the finds we’ve discovered now are large mooring stones that were incorporated in the quay and were used to secure sailing vessels that anchored in the harbor 2,300 years ago. This unique and important find finally provides an unequivocal answer to the question of whether we are dealing with port installations or the floor of a building."