Hippos-Sussita excavation: Silent evidence of the earthquake of 363 CE

23 octubre 2014

Silent evidence of a large earthquake in 363 CE — the skeleton of a woman with a dove-shaped pendant — was discovered under the tiles of a collapsed roof by archeologists from the University of Haifa during this excavation season at Hippos-Sussita. They also found a large muscular marble leg and artillery ammunition from some 2,000 years ago. «The data is finally beginning to form a clear historical-archaeological picture,» said Dr. Michael Eisenberg, head of the international excavation team.