The owners of the Legacy Hotel in Nazareth, the Afifi group, in cooperation with Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), have put up a display of artifacts found during an excavation during the hotel construction, according to a statement by the IAA.
The hotel, located near the Annunciation Church at the heart of the city, has been previously used as a garage for buses owned by the Afifi family who runs the Nazareth Transport and Tourism company.In 2010, following the family’s initiative to convert the old garage into a boutique hotel, construction began.
During the construction of the building foundations, four shafts, which lead to a system of underground caves, were discovered.
As a result of the discovery, construction was halted and a team of archaeologists, led by Yardena Alexandre from the IAA, was sent to investigate the site.
After clearing centuries of dust, the archaeologists found out that the caves, carved
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