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First-ever Philistine cemetery found near Ashkelon

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Published: 12 July 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

First-ever Philistine cemetery found, offers unique glimpse of Israelites’ biblical enemy – Ilan Ben Zion – The Times of Israel 10.07.16
‘Final great discovery’ from coastal city of Ashkelon, with graves of 210 individuals dating back 3,000 years, will shed light on deaths, and lives, of ancient foe. 'We've uncovered all aspects of their culture. Now we're finally going to see the people '
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And see: Archaeologists unearth unique 12,000-year-old Galilee grave of female shaman – Nir Hasson – Haaretz 04.07.16
Well-preserved findings in burial cave from late Natufian era 12,000 years ago sheds light on surprisingly complex funeral rituals.


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