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Oldest Fortress Wall Unearthed

Archaeologists have uncovered what they believe is the oldest fortress wall ever found anywhere, the Antiquities Authority has announced.

According to archaeologist Eli Yanai, an 83-foot-long wall unearthed near Hadera is more than 5,000 years old.

Some experts estimate it to be as old as 7,000 years.

The remains of the wall came to light during construction to widen a road running through the Wadi Ara valley of the southern Carmel range.