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Discovery :: Thousands of Years of Jewish History in Jerusalem Comes to Life

An ancient Jewish ritual bath (mikve) was found below a private house in the Ein Kerem section of Jerusalem. Archeologists have dated it to the Second Temple period – approximately 500 – 600 years before the birth of Muhammad and the creation of Islam.

The ancient, 2,000-year-old ritual bath (mikve) was discovered below a living room floor during renovations carried out in a private house in the picturesque neighborhood of Ein Kerem in Jerusalem. Archaeologists of the Israel Antiquities Authority were amazed to discover that a pair of wooden doors beneath a stylized rug in the middle of a pleasant family’s living room concealed an ancient ritual bath.

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