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The Philistine Cemetery

It’s all over the news.  The best report so far is by the BBC.

The discovery, made in 2013 and finally revealed on Sunday, may yield answers to an enduring mystery surrounding the origins of the Philistines.  It comes at the end of a 30-year excavation by the Leon Levy Expedition.  Expedition leaders say they discovered 145 sets of remains in several burial rooms, some surrounded by perfume, food, jewellery and weapons.  The remains date to between the 11th and the 8th centuries BC.

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Written by Jim

11/07/2016 at 7:45 am

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  1. As a major component group of the Sea People this a glorious opportunity to answer the question of Philistine origins. DNA and oxygen isotope analysis should be able to narrow it down given a little bit of luck!


    Bob Schilaci

    11/07/2016 at 12:30 pm

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