(Breaking Israel News) The Israel Antiquities Authority recently announced that the remains of 125 decapitated skeletons, were found at archaeological dig in in Jerusalem’s Russian Compound.

The skeletons, mostly found to be women and children, were from the Pharisee community, an ancient sect of Jews who were well known for opposing the Hasmonean King Alexander Yannai in the first century BCE.

Based on the coins and pottery found at the site, it believed that the massacre took place during the period in which Yannai ruled over the ancient kingdom of Judea, between 103 and 76 BCE.

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