Archaeologists Unveil Ancient Destroyed Hellenistic Fortress

Every year, Jews around the world celebrate Hanukkah, or the Festival of Lights. According to the Talmud, the tradition dates back to the Maccabean Revolt (167 to 160 B.C.E.), in which Jewish rebels recaptured the Temple of Jerusalem from occupying Hellenistic forces and lit a candle that was only supposed to burn for one day. Instead, it lasted eight days.

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