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Unique Mudbrick Buildings in Israel

It is very very rare to discover buildings with their roofs intack in Israel.  But such a discovery was made at Tell Jemmeh, a site located about 8 mi. south of Gaza.  These buildings evidently date to the days of the Judean kings Hezekiah and/or Manasseh in the 7th century B.C.  It may very well be that the great Assyrian ruler, Esarhaddon may have actually stayed in this palace located above these structures (2 Kings 19:37; Ezra 4:2; Isa 37:38)!!

Unfortunately, all of these marvelous structures have been destroyed by rain and wind.

 

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Eflatunpinar

Eflatunpinar is located about 50 mi. [80 km.] due west of Konya (classical/biblical Iconium).

At Eflatunpinar (Eflaltun Pinar) there is a spring and a very well–preserved Hittite monument that seems to date to the second half of the thirteenth century B.C.—to the reign of the Hittite king Tudhaliya IV (ca. 1259-1229 B.C.; about the time of the Israelite conquest of Canaan).

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