Archeologists Found Traces of Ancient City beneath Gezer

Archeologists Found Traces of Ancient City beneath Gezer

The new report states that Archeologists have found some traces of 14th century city, which was buried under the ruins of another city in Israel. Researchers have found some traces of Egyptian amulet of Amenhotep III along with several pottery vessels. Archeologists expect these traces to be from the Late Bronze Age unearthed at the site of Gezer.

Steven Ortiz is a co-director of the site's excavations and also a biblical scholar at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He said that Gezer was once a major centre that resides at the crossroads of trade routes between Asia and Africa.

Gezer has been most popular ancient city from the period of Bronze Age. It has become popular because it resides along the Way of the Sea or the Via Maris. Via Maris is an ancient trade route that connects Egypt, Syria, Anatolia and Mesopotamia.

Gezer was ruled by Canaanites, Egyptians and Assyrians from the past many years. This city was being gifted by an Egyptian pharaoh to his son in law, King Solomon, in his wedding ceremony.

Not only the traces of an ancient city have been discovered by the Archeologists beneath the Gezer, but some of the largest underground water tunnels of antiquity as well.

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