1,200-year-old soap factory unearthed in Israel

August 25, 2020 - General

Israel’s most ancient soap making workshop (soapery) was discovered in an excavation site by the Israel Antiquities Authority and youth, in the southern city of Rahat. The olive-oil soap making workshop has been exposed inside a wealthy home of the Islamic period (approximately 1300 years ago), in the Bedouin city of Rahat.

Excavations at this site in Israel’s Negev Desert yielded evidence of olive oil soap manufacturing
dating back…

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