In Israel have found the ruins of the ancient city of record proportions

Today we are actively exploring distant planets and even intend them to live. And all this despite the fact that we have not fully explored our native Land. Archaeologists from all countries and then excavated the ruins of ancient cities, for example, the oldest settlement in the world called çatalhöyük, which is being studied for more than 50 years. Sometimes finding the ancient cities completely changes our view of the modern countries. Recently, scientists took a fresh look at the history of Israel, because in its territory were found the ruins of a huge city. Turned out that the large Israeli cities occurred long ago, and their inhabitants were able to erect the huge building.

For the first time about the ancient Israeli city called al Ashur became known in the 1960-ies. While archaeologists are not particularly interested in the place but a couple of years ago on the territory of ancient landmarks, construction began on the motorway. It was then archaeologists began to find the ruins of ancient buildings and at the moment have unearthed more than 40 000 square meters of the settlement. Researchers believe that they found only 10% of the area once existed in the city, so all is yet to come.

The ruins of the city EN Esur was found during highway construction

The ancient city of Israel

According to scientists, the first people appeared in this place about 7000 years ago. Already at that time in the study area was built the first public building, that is, the settlement gained city outlines. Then, for unknown reasons, after some time the population EN Asura suddenly began to grow. In the end area of the city was about 650,000 square meters, which allowed to put in it about 6,000 people.

According to the head of the excavation Isaac boys, the town consisted of a network of streets and squares. The roads were paved with stone, and the walls of buildings are plastered. Around the huge settlement was erected a two-meter wall with towers, in which sat the military and defended the city from enemies.

Photos from the excavation site EN Asura

The ancient buildings of Israel

And the enemy, by the way, I could see the city from afar, because it was built at the time the giant building with a height of 25 meters. According to scientists, this building had a religious purpose — was found inside human figures and animal bones. Most likely, the priests from time to time brought God a sacrifice in the form of various living beings. In those days it was commonplace.

Also, archaeologists found a lot of warehouses in which were stored the cereals and other food products. On this basis they suggested that many residents of the city EN Esur engaged in farming. It also follows that a huge city was a centre of various crafts and trade. And this is said the researchers, is one of the main distinctive features of the city from the rural settlement.

Buildings in the city were built of large stones

Archaeologists were also surprised that many of the buildings built of stone blocks weighing up to 15 tons. Given that near the town there are no rocks, archaeologists have suggested that the builders had to carry heavy construction materials to a distance of several kilometers.