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Further Discoveries Made in Palestinian Excavations

April 8, 1924
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The excavations carried on in the Valley of Jehosaphat by the Jewish Archaelogical Society under the direction of Prof. Nahum Slousch have been very fruitful. Besides the discovery of the tombs of King Jehosaphat and Absalom, the Macabbean prince, a door was discovered at Jehosaphat’s monument, sculptured in the style of the Jewish-Hellenic period. Steps leading from Jehosophat’s monument to Absalom’s were also found, thus proving the connection between the two.

At both tombs many examples of contemporary art have been found. Scholars are inclined to the hypothesis that these monuments belonged to Simon, the son of Onias, the Jewish High Priest of the Macabbean period.

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