Antiquities Authority attempts to solve mystery of Tomb of the Maccabees

In an effort to solve one of Jewish history’s greatest mysteries, the Israel Antiquities Authority recently sought to find the long lost Tomb of the Maccabees, believed to be located near Modi’in, between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

Considering such a search to be of the highest national and scientific importance, the authority recruited volunteers to aid them to finally solve the riddle surrounding the final resting place of the renowned ancient Jewish warriors.

According to historical sources, the Maccabees – Matityahu the Hasmonean and his five sons, from the ancient city of Modi’in – led the uprising against Greek rule and were responsible for cleansing the impurity from the Second Temple.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Antiquities-Authority-attempts-to-solve-mystery-of-Tomb-of-the-Maccabees-417781

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