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19 February 2006
Archeologists discover 6000-year-old burial ground in Israel

Archeologists uncovered dozens of ancient tombs at a Highway 6 construction site near Kiryat Gat (Israel).  The find yielded a treasure trove of ancient artifacts, including pottery, statues and jewelry all in mint-condition. It also contained the remains of sacrifices offered to the religious deities the inhabitants believed in. Peter Fabian, who is conducting the dig at the behest of the company building the highway, said they discovered cave drawings depicting deer that used to roam free in the Negev desert region.  He added that the find was the biggest of its kind and was invaluable for historians to deepen their understanding of the period.

Source: Haaretz.com (7 February 2006)

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