JERUSALEM, Dec. 16, 2014 - Handout photo released on Dec. 15, 2014, shows the head of Heracles on a rare coin from the Hellenistic period discovered recently in the excavations of a 2,800-year-old farmhouse in the the city of Rosh HaAyin, central Israel. Israel's Antiquities Authority announced Monday it has recently unearthed a 2,800-year-old farmhouse during salvage excavations in the city of Rosh HaAyin. The structure was built during the Assyrian conquest in the eighth century BC and is comprised of 23 rooms that extend across an area of 1,200 square meters and is "remarkably well-preserved," said excavation director Amit Shadman.

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JERUSALEM, Dec. 16, 2014 - Handout photo released on Dec. 15, 2014, shows the head of Heracles on a rare coin from the Hellenistic period discovered recently in the excavations of a 2,800-year-old farmhouse in the the city of Rosh HaAyin, central Israel. Israel's Antiquities Authority announced Monday it has recently unearthed a 2,800-year-old farmhouse during salvage excavations in the city of Rosh HaAyin. The structure was built during the Assyrian conquest in the eighth century BC and is comprised of 23 rooms that extend across an area of 1,200 square meters and is "remarkably well-preserved," said excavation director Amit Shadman.

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Handout photo of Israel's Antiquities Authority released on Dec. 15, 2014, shows an aerial view of a 2,800-year-old farmhouse in the the city of Rosh HaAyin, central Israel.

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Handout photo of Israel's Antiquities Authority released on Dec. 15, 2014, shows an aerial view of a 2,800-year-old farmhouse in the the city of Rosh HaAyin, central Israel.

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An Israeli archaeologist works on the excavation site of a 2,800-year-old farmhouse in the the city of Rosh HaAyin, central Israel, on Dec. 16, 2014. Israel's Antiquities Authority announced Monday it has recently unearthed a 2,800-year-old farmhouse during salvage excavations in the city of Rosh HaAyin. The structure was built during the Assyrian conquest in the eighth century BC and is comprised of 23 rooms that extend across an area of 1,200 square meters and is "remarkably well-preserved," said excavation director Amit Shadman. (Xinhua/JINI/Daniel Bar-ON)

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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays to mark Hanukkah in front of a large-sized Hannukiya at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, on Dec. 16, 2014. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights and Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd Century B.C. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December. Traditional activities for Hanukkah include candle lighting, singing Hanukkah songs, eating fried foo

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