Israel discovers 1,200-year-old farmhouses in Negev desert

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Israeli archaeologists have discovered two ancient farmhouses dating back about 1,200 years, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said on Thursday.

The farmhouses, from the early Muslim period, were discovered during excavations in the Negev desert city of Beer Sheva in southern Israel.

The archaeologists said the farmhouses were used by two families, adding that artifacts found inside, including pots, cooking stoves, a ring, and a perfume bottle, shed light on their way of life.

Between the two farmhouses, the researchers uncovered a main courtyard, where the two families used to enjoy joint activities, and several pits in the courtyard, which were used for baking and storage.

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