On the road to Beitar Illit is a little park. At the back of the park is a narrow paved road leading into a valley with vineyards and… a 2,000 year old Jewish village from Roman times, Ein Kobi…
Not much is left above ground except foundations and one building, though that building may be of a later age.
Steps! The tops of the loose stones are cemented by the parks authority to prevent additional deterioration and keep the area safe for visiting.
It was something reasonably large. Think your building wall is going to last over 1,000 years?
This is the highlight of the site. Through a set of stairs one enters a very large extremely well engineered and constructed underground cistern. From the cistern extends a water tunnel (behind me in the picture) to a lower section of the village. Meaning, cistern, pool, running water, irrigation. Wow.
Just another site by the roadside in the Holy Land.