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Byzantine-era stable excavated in Israel

A 1,500-year-old stable has been found in a cave in the Negev Desert. According to a statement from the IAA, the Byzantine-era stable in the Avdat national park was discovered within a cave, which was split into several rooms. Paintings of crosses were found on the walls of the cave, apparently

100 prehistoric cult sites found in Israel

100 prehistoric "cult sites" which date back 8,000 years have been found in the Negev Desert in Israel. Archaeologists are working to decipher any meaning from the artifacts and structures, noting that both death and fertility seem to be symbolized at the sites. For instance, in addition to the penis-shaped structures, researchers

5,000-year-old Leopard trap found in Israel

A 5,000-year-old leopard trap has been found in the Negev Desert in Israel, next to another trap which dates back 1,600 years. "They look like a pile of stones, like a cairn, and you need a good eye and also some digging around to realize what it is," Porat told LiveScience. To

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