JERUSALEM, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Israeli archaeologists have discovered noble horse stables from about 750 years ago, Israel's Nature and Parks Authority (NPA) said on Wednesday.
These stables were discovered by the NPA and Tel Aviv University in a fortress site in the ancient city of Apollonia, near the modern city of Herzliya in central Israel.
The stables, with a length of 20 meters and a width of eight meters, were built on a cliff facing the Mediterranean Sea on the western side of the ancient fortress.
In the excavations, the researchers found a stone shelf, which was probably used as manger, as well as tying stones with rock-cut rings that were used to tie the horses.
The researchers also found drainage holes on the plaster floor of the stable hall and several ash spots in the hall.
In addition, a firing slit was found in one of the walls, overlooking to the north, probably used for defense. Enditem