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        2/18/2014, Adar 18, 5774

      2,300-Year-Old Village Discovered near 'Burma Road'

      The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and Israel Natural Gas Lines (INGL) announced, Tuesday, that remnants of a rural settlement that was occupied for approximately two centuries during the Second Temple Period were uncovered between August 2013 – January 2014 near the 'Burma Road' (not far from Mitzpe Harel) in the Judean Hills west of Jerusalem. The find was made during an IAA archaeological salvage excavation, before the start of work on a pipeline from the coastal plain to the outskirts of Jerusalem as part of a national project directed by INGL. Following the find, the IAA and INGL have changed engineering plans for construction of the gas line.

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