Jerusalem ruinsDutch and Palestinian archaeologists are uncovering the ancient city of Shekhem, a biblical ruin inside the Palestinian city of Nablus in the West Bank.

Shekhem was a Canaanite city mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as an Israelite city and the first capital of the Kingdom of Israel.

The old city dates back an estimated four thousand years. At Shechem, Abram “built an altar to the Lord who had appeared to him … and had given that land to his descendants.”

The site is to be “opened to the public as an archaeological park next year.”

(READ the AP story in Art Daily)

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