The dolmen near the kibbutz is the largest one even discovered in the Middle East and its ceiling features 14 tridents carved into the stone.
Almost 3,200 genetic profiles of hospitalized patients were analyzed, showing that those presenting the relevant DNA variant were 70% more likely to develop a severe form of the disease.
No archaeological excavation has ever been conducted at the site.
Under the terms of the Trump administration’s peace plan, Israel would be required to transfer hundreds of important Jewish religious and historical sites to Palestinian control.
The site itself purportedly dates back millennia when the current ocean floor - where the site is located - was actually dry land, before sea level rises and changes in atmosphere, etc.
The seal impressions – known among experts with the Latin term bullae – were usually made of clay and used to sign documents or containers.
From previous research, it was assumed that pottery manufacturing was mainly carried out by professional potters, proving a certain level of sophistication in the society.
A crucial aspect that characterizes Dureijat is that it was used for such a long time, albeit not in a continuous way
“There is no question that the Assyrian army could count on significant technological advancements in the battlefield. No one could stand up to them when they laid siege for example."
New research aims to provide insights on life after a peoples’ forced resettlement, which was common in the antiquity.