WATCH: Archaeological findings corroborate story of Chanukah

Modi’in, a city in central Israel, was the hometown of the Maccabees, the heroes of the Jewish revolt against the Seleucid empire in the 2nd century BCE . Recently, an ancient Jewish village was discovered on the outskirts of the modern Israeli city.

On the last day of Chanukah, tour guide Etai Elstain discusses the amazing findings, including a synagogue where the heroic Hasmonean family, known as the Maccabees, may have prayed.