IDF soldiers participating in a special project with the Israel Antiquities Authority have excavated at a paratroopers' base in the south of the country a watchtower from the time of King Hezekiah. The 2700-year-old structure, dating to the time of the Kingdom of Judah in the 8th century BCE, served as an observation point for the surrounding area and was part of a range of fortresses and towers used to transmit messages using beacons of smoke by day, and fire at night.

KAN's Naomi Segal heard more from archaeologist Saar Ganor, of the Ashkelon district in the Israel Antiquities Authority.