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New Byzantine monastery found in Israel's Negev desert

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April 1, 2014
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The Israeli Antiquities Authority recently discovered a monastery from the Byzantine era, dating around the year 500 ,close to the Bedouin town of Hura, in the northern Negev desert. Duration: 00:44 Video provided by AFP


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