Archaeologists Say Pagan Altar Found at Barzilai Proves Kevorim Aren’t Jewish


barzilai-paganIsraeli archaeologists say workers have uncovered an ancient pagan altar while clearing ground for construction of a hotly disputed hospital emergency room. They say the discovery proves an ancient cemetery at the site that has been at the center of protests.

Protesters claim an emergency room extension at Barzilai Hospital in the city of Ashkelon is being built on an ancient Jewish cemetery. They demonstrated there when officials began removing graves this week.

The Israel Antiquities Authority said today that the discovery of the 2,000-year-old incense altar, along with the nature of the graves, shows the cemetery was pagan.

Other experts state that this in inconclusive proof regarding all the kevorim.

{Fox News/Agencies/Yair Israel}


  1. Why does this article refer to “kevorim”? The word “kever” is feminine, so the plural of “kever” is “kevoros”.