Skip to comments.Archaeologists discover Phoenician family tomb in ancient city of Achziv
Posted on 01/12/2020 12:39:19 AM PST by SunkenCiv
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of an entire Phoenician family buried together in a tomb in Achziv, an ancient population center on the Mediterranean coast near the northern city Nahariya.
In 2017, a joint team from Jerusalem's Hebrew Union College and France's Lyon University uncovered the bodies of a man, woman and small child in an approximately 2,800-year old cist-grave, a burial site surrounded by rocks and covered with stone slabs, the Haaretz daily reported Tuesday. The child was between three and five years old.
According to the archaeological team that excavated the tomb, items found buried with the family seem to indicate that they belonged to the city's upper class. While several other such graves have been uncovered in Achziv over the years, never before has an entire family group been discovered...
Achziv was an important port city during the Bronze and Iron ages and was razed and reconstructed several times. It was mentioned in the Bible as part of the territory allotted to the tribe of Asher but the Israelites were recorded as having failed to conquer the key city.
Archaeologists have been excavating the site since the period of the British Mandate, revealing burial masks, pottery and other artifacts.
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ILLUSTRATIVE- An archaeological dig in Israel. (Yoli Schwartz/ Israel Antiquities Authority)
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Posted on 07/21/2013 3:42:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Pretty close to being one of *those* topics.
In 1896 the British Museum conducted excavations at the village of Enkomi, the site of an ancient capital of Cyprus, not far from Famagusta, with A. S. Murray in charge.1
A necropolis was cleared, and many sepulchral chambers investigated. "In general there was not apparent in the tombs we opened any wide differences of epoch. For all we could say, the whole burying-ground may have been the work of a century."
"From first to last there was no question that this whole burying-ground belonged to what is called the Mycenaean Age, the characteristics of which are already abundantly known from the tombs of Mycenae . . . and many other places in the Greek islands and in Egypt."
However the pottery, porcelain, gems, glass, ivory, bronze, and gold found in the tombs all presented one and the same difficulty. From the Egyptological point of view many objects belong to the time of Amenhotep III and Akhnaton, supposedly of the fifteenth to the fourteenth centuries. From the Assyrian, Phoenician, and Greek viewpoint the same objects belong to the period of the ninth to the eighth or seventh centuries.Immanuel Velikovsky, The Dark Age of Greece: "The Scandal of Enkomi"
how the hell did they end up all the way there from Phoenix?
By the time they got to Achziv, she was rising.
Those were the original lyrics but no one knew where Achziv was :)
They bought catapult travel tickets -
First class came with a meal for the trip :)
Sorry....this is just plain wrong.
it’s like grave robbing legalized and those doing it get paid for doing it.
The people aren’t in the grave, just their vessel. Religious people believe the soul has gone somewhere else. So that makes cemeteries a huge waste of real estate.
only if you don’t understand their value in other senses than just monetary
Explain it to me. My soul has gone to heaven. Why does my body need to be in a box surrounded by cement buried 6 feet under?
To memorialize the life that was lived. To provide a place of prayer, contemplation and peace to the survivors. And as an important historical documentation of the generations.
So nothing that has anything to do with my soul. Again, a waste of real estate.
My first thoughts exactly. They were a family and chose to be buried as a family much the same way we do in modern cemeteries.
If my recollections are correct, some Euro countries are already into cemetery removal in order to reclaim the land and I believe it’s done here too.
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