Iron Age temple discovered in Israel amid road construction

medium_Israel-Iron_Age_Temple_found.pngJERUSALEM - When you’re planning on building a road in Israel near Jerusalem, you have to make more preparations than just flattening the land – case in point: a 2,750 year old temple discovered before a new section of highway was delivered here near the end of 2012.
The discovery made here was a ritual building at Tel Motza, dating back to a period in time when not many such structures were built – the site has also shown more than a few bits of pottery and figurines of human forms and heads, as well.
This discovery was made public by a statement released by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and made it clear via excavation directors Anna Eirikh, Hamoudi Khalaily and Shua Kisilevitz that this was no ordinary find.
Israel-Iron_Age_Temple_found.pngIt was a standard bit of archeological excavation, on the other hand, due simply to the possibility of great historical findings in the area on the regular.