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Marble dolphin statue found in Israel

A marble statue depicting a dolphin gripping a fish in its jaws has been unearthed in northern Negev.

Hewn from marble, the 2,000-or-so-year-old statuette surfaced during archaeological excavations near Kibbutz Magen, bordering the Gaza Strip, in March of this year.

The discovery of the dolphin statue amid the ruins of a late Byzantine and early Islamic site in the northern Negev was only announced this week by Israel’s Antiquities Authority.

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Story: Ilan Ben Zion, Times of Israel | Photo: Israel Antiquities Authority

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