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https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.pr ... -1.7947733
The remains of a huge city dating back 5,000 years, built over an unexpectedly large village that already existed at least 2,000 earlier, have been found in northern Israel during road works.
The archaeologists conducting the salvage exploration before the whole thing is built over suspect that at its peak in the Early Bronze Age, the site at En Esur had as many as 6,000 people, a huge population for the time. It would have dwarfed sites like Jericho and Megiddo, two famous examples of early urbanization in the Southern Levant, archaeologists say.
Despite its importance, it is unlikely the newly uncovered site will ever welcome any visitors, as it is destined to quickly disappear under a planned road junction.
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"We have to build by-passes!"