JERUSALEM — An excavation by Israeli archaeologists unearthed remains of a lavish meal held near a tomb by prehistoric men to mourn their dead, making the find the oldest funerary meal discovered.
The ongoing excavation at the Carmel Mountains near Haifa in the north of Israel is examining the caves dotting the mountains that were used by a prehistoric tribe 13,000 years ago.
"We know that prehistoric men buried their dead and mourned them, but we didn’t know they also held ritualistic meals near their graves," Guy Bar-Oz from Haifa University’s Zinman Institute of Archaeology told Xinhua. Read more.
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