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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

Statue of Hercules found in Israel

An ancient marble statue of Hercules has been found in the Jezreel Valley in Israel. “This is a rare discovery,” Israel Antiquities Authority’s Walid Atrash said in an e-mailed statement. He said the statue was about half a meter tall, made of smooth, white marble and “of exceptional artistic quality.” [tweetmeme][Full story] Story: