Monday, 6 January 2014

Lost City

Archaeologists found the wreck of a 2000 year old boat in 1986 and the consequent excavation has led the discovery of a whole city in the Ginoser valley of Israel.

Archaeologists are convinced that the city was alive one hundred to five hundred years before Christ and part of the Byzantine empire. Many household articles including decorative flower vase, porcelain utensils warrant the existence of rich urban life. The relics of pillars discovered in the site has a resemblance with Roman Corinthian sculpture. 

Archaeologists think that the city was dominated by the Jews. But, altars for worshipping many gods have also been discovered from the site. Hence, archaeologists believe that confrontation between the two groups of believers might have led to the death of the city.