An Italian engineering firm, Milan Ingegneria, won the 18.5 million euro ($22.2 million) contract to design the new flooring and has committed to complete the project by 2023.
It is not known for certain what the original purpose of the megalithic jars were, with the researchers saying that "remains a mystery."
“Throughout hundreds of thousands of years, people were eating elephants,” Tel Aviv University Prof. Ran Barkai explained. “For this purpose, they developed specific tools.”
They also found tombs nearby from the later Hyksos period (1650 to 1500 B.C.), when Western Asian migrants took over the country, putting an end to Egypt's Middle Kingdom.
"Four out of five sites have been harmed in one way or another," said an expert, adding that the main issues are vandalism, theft, unsupervised construction and agriculture.
The project and some preliminary results were presented at a conference at the university last week: while in many instances, some scrolls might be more ancient than previously thought.
An artificial intelligence-based paleographic project carried out by scholars in the Netherlands found a way to replace the human eye of with artificial intelligence.
According to two Israeli researchers, a submerged structure is key to understanding an Ugaritic myth and was identified as the remains of Moses’ sister Miriam’s biblical well.
At some point overnight between April 14 and 15, the newly discovered site was broken into, the Gazette & Herald reported on Friday morning.
The findings support the claim that the source of gender inequalities are partially rooted in the Neolithic period and its colonization of Europe by farmers.