In West Bank city of Nablus, archaeologists uncover biblical ruin

23.07.2011                      21.Tammus, 5771                      Matot

Nablus:

In West Bank city of Nablus, archaeologists uncover biblical ruin

Dutch and Palestinian archaeologists are preparing to open the site of the ancient city of Shekhem as an archaeological park next year.

Archaeologists unearthing a biblical ruin inside a Palestinian city in the West Bank are writing the latest chapter in a 100-year-old excavation that has been interrupted by two world wars and numerous rounds of Mideast upheaval.
Working on an urban lot that long served residents of Nablus as an unofficial dump for garbage and old car parts, Dutch and Palestinian archaeologists are learning more about the ancient city of Shekhem, and are preparing to open the site to the public as an archaeological park next year….