(Newsweek) A family digging in their garden in the Israeli village of Eilabun have unwittingly uncovered a complex of underground stables, hewn into the soft rock in Roman times 2,000 years ago.
The entrance to the stables, which had remained hidden some 9 feet below the ground, would previously have been at surface level. However, years of accumulated silt and dirt slowly covered the entrance of the system of caves, concealing them from view for centuries.
Archaeologists, led by Nir Distelfeld, told Haaretz that the man-made caves would also have been used for storage, given some of the remnants found there. But the strongest indicators that the carved rooms were used to house livestock are illustrated by holes chiseled into the cave walls.
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