‘Like a set from Indiana Jones’: Rare intact burial cave with dozens of late Bronze Age artifacts from the time of Ramesses II discovered in Israel

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  • Archaeologists have found a monolithic burial site in Israel’s Palamahim National Park
  • The site has remained largely untouched for 3,300 years and contains bronze vessels, jars, pottery and tools of war.
  • Archaeologist Eli Yanai said, ‘This is a once in a lifetime discovery. ‘It’s Not Every Day That You See The “Indiana Jones” Set’
  • The burial chamber was carved into the cornerstone in the form of a square, with a pillar supporting the roof

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Archaeologists have found a monolithic burial cave containing dozens of artifacts dating back to the time of the Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II.

The space, described by officials as ‘frozen in time’, was discovered by accident when a mechanical digger collided with the roof of a structure at a beach site in Palmahim National Park.

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The burial site contains dozens of pieces of intact pottery and bronze pottery, a variety of jars and bowls, cooking utensils, and oil lamps. There were also very small vessels containing very small quantities of valuables.

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Archaeologists have found a monolithic burial cave containing dozens of artifacts dating back to the time of the Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II.

The space, described by officials as 'frozen in time', was discovered by accident, when a mechanical digger collided with the roof of a cave structure at a beachfront location in Palamahim National Park.

The space, described by officials as ‘frozen in time’, was discovered by accident, when a mechanical digger collided with the roof of a cave structure at a beachfront location in Palamahim National Park.

Archaeologists also unearthed some tools of war, such as bronze arrowheads and spear tips.

Eli Yannai, a Bronze Age expert at the Israel Antiquities Authority, confirmed that the site contained several different items that were meant to serve in the afterlife.

Yanai said, ‘This is a once in a lifetime discovery. Jerusalem Post, ‘It’s not every day that you see the “Indiana Jones” set – a cave with ships on the floor that hasn’t been touched in 3,300 years. We are talking about the Late Bronze Age. These are precisely the days of the famous king, Ramses II – whom some associate with the story of the Exodus.’

‘The fact that these people were buried with weapons, including arrows, suggests that these people may have been warriors, perhaps they were watchmen on ships – perhaps this was the reason why they were able to receive ships from all over the region. were able, archaeologist David Gelman told DW.com.

The burial site includes intact pottery and bronze vessels, a variety of jars and bowls, cooking utensils and oil lamps.

The burial site includes intact pottery and bronze vessels, a variety of jars and bowls, cooking utensils and oil lamps.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime discovery,” Yannai told the Jerusalem Post. ‘It’s Not Every Day That You See The “Indiana Jones” Set – A Cave With Ships On The Floor That Hasn’t Been Touched In 3,300 Years

The burial chamber was carved into the cornerstone in the form of a square, with a pillar supporting the roof.

Authorities believe that this burial site may have served a family or clan.

However, not much can be said about the dead bodies. Unlike the grave site artifacts, the bodies were poorly preserved – meaning that DNA extraction and analysis would not take place.

He told Haaretz that some of the bodies were laid on his back, while some had taken the place of other bodies.

Researchers do not know which settlement they may have been associated with.

Yanai said, ‘It may have been lost in the sea over time.’

David Gelman said,

David Gelman said, “The fact that these men were buried with weapons, including full arrows, shows that these men may have been warriors.” Above: Palmahim Beach in Southern Israel

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