Excavation at Akko, South

Dothan Druk

A salvage excavation conducted about 1.2 km south of Akko exposed a farm house. The original building was enlarged over time by the addition of rooms. The house and farm used water pumped at a nearby saqiye well and run through a network of constructed channels. The house was shown by the excavations to be of relatively recent construction. It was abandoned in the 19th century CE and industrial complex of plastered tanks was built inside its rooms, incorporating the house walls. The abandonment was probably a result of the decline of security in the region of Akko during the 18th-19th centuries CE, which encouraged farmers to seek security within the walls of the city

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