Bronze age cemetery discovered in Bethlehem

Bethlehem (QNN)- The Ministry of Tourism announced on Monday that a Bronze Age cemetery in Hindaza area, east of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem has been discovered.

In a press statement, the Ministry said that the cemetery was discovered when a local resident dug the ground to build the foundation for his home.

The resident contacted the Bethlehem Department of Antiquities, which immediately went to the site where its crews started excavations work that showed that the cemetery dates back to the Bronze Age and contains a set of clay and metal items, according to WAFA.

The Ministry stressed the importance of this discovery, which it said would enrich the scientific knowledge of this region with new and useful information not previously known, as well as the scientific research of an important historical era represented by the discovered cemetery, which has information about burial customs in the Bethlehem area during the Bronze Age.

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