Ancient Waterworks discovered in Israel- More on Ramat Rahel
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RAMAT RACHEL, Israel, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Archaeologists in Israel have
unearthed an ancient water system which was modified by the conquering
Persians to turn the desert into a paradise.
The network of reservoirs, drain pipes and underground tunnels served
one of the grandest palaces in the biblical kingdom of Judea.
Archaeologists first discovered the palace in 1954, a structure built on
a six-acre (2.4 hectare) site where the communal Ramat Rachel farm now
Recent excavations unearthed nearly 70 square metres (750 square feet)
of a unique water system.
Jim West, ThD
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