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8,500-year-old murder mystery uncovered in Israel

Archaeologists examining an 8,500-year-old well in Israel’s Jezreel Valley have found the remains of two bodies who may have been dumped there.

The skeletal remains belonged to a woman aged about 19 and an older man, according to archaeologists who announced the discovery today in an e-mailed release. The well dates back to the Neolithic period, they said.

“How did they come to be in the well?” the Israel Antiquities Authority asked in the statement. “Was this an accident or perhaps a murder? As of now, the answer to this question remains a mystery.”

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Story: Alisa Odenheimer, Business Week | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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