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The city was home to 6,000 people and included planned roads, neighbourhoods, a ritual temple and fortifications.
An even earlier settlement, believed to be 7,000 years old, was discovered beneath the city.
Israeli archaeologists said the discovery was the most significant in the region from that era.
“This is the Early Bronze Age New York of our region; a cosmopolitan and planned city where thousands of inhabitants lived,” the excavation directors said in a statement.
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