Hasmonean era house discovered

For the first time ever, the remains of a Hasmonean building are being excavated in Jerusalem. Coins found in the ruins of the house date the building to the 2nd Century BCE – the time of War of the Maccabees against the Syrian-Greek rulers that led to the Jewish festival of Hanukah.
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