Ancient cemetery provides peek into Philistines’ lives, health

Burial site of hundreds of Israelites’ mysterious enemies could yield clues to population’s origins

Philistine remains

GRAVE FIND  A researcher cleans the skeleton of a person interred around 3,000 years ago at a recently discovered Philistine cemetery along Israel’s coast. A small jug was placed on the dead person’s face at the time of burial.

©Tsafrir Abayov, Leon Levy Expedition

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