Ancient farmhouse found in Israel reveals agricultural secrets

December 18, 2014 4:10 PM

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Ancient farmhouse found in Israel reveals agricultural secrets

An ancient farmhouse dating back to 2,800 years ago complete with 23 rooms, winepresses and a grain silo is no longer lost to the ages. Over the past few weeks, archaeologists have uncovered the sprawling stone house in Rosh Ha-'Ayin, in central Israel.

Archaeologists found the farmhouse during an excavation that the government required be done before construction could begin to enlarge the modern city. The house, which measures 98 by 131 feet, is "extraordinarily well preserved," Amit Shadman, excavation director on behalf of the Israel Antiquitie...

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