Atlit Yam is one of the best preserved submerged prehistoric settlements in the world. It was discovered and studied during the s and. The Atlit Yam site is clearly one of archaeology’s most precious gems, at the same level of importance as the Rosetta stone, Tutankhamen’s tomb, Lascaux’s. Thousands of years ago, Atlit Yam was once a thriving society. Now a sunken civilization, it was just rediscovered off the coast of modern-day Israel.
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The 9,000-year-old underground megalithic settlement of Atlit Yam
Ten flexed burials encased in clay and covered by thick layers of sand were discovered, both inside the houses and in the vicinity of Atlit Yam, and in total archaeologists have uncovered 65 sets of human remains. Traces of long-forgotten human settlements claimed by the sea thousands of years ago are being uncovered by archaeologists along the coastline of Israel. Jacob Tyler yqm on 13 December, – Possibly this well- balanced diet contributed to a relatively good health and longevity of the inhabitants.
But, hidden beneath the water, there is also an entire world, which has been overtaken by nature, silently existing next to the observable land sites, that wants to tell us the story of prehistoric Israel. More information about text formats.
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Share this Rating Title: Rediscovering a Centuries-Old Paradise. It has been carbon-dated as to be between and years old. An Italian study led by Maria Pareschi of the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Pisa indicates that a volcanic collapse of the Eastern flank of Mount Etna 8, years ago would likely have caused a 40 metre high tsunami to engulf some Mediterranean coastal cities within hours.
Other round structures at the site may also be wells. One of the greatest archaeological mysteries of Atlit Yam is how it came to be submerged, a question that has led to heated debated in academic circles. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Sea level rise is usually cast as a doomsday scenario that will play out into the future, but Atlit Yam sends us a strong warning from the past.
We are a media startup founded with the goal of fighting boredom worldwide by engaging our readers with incredibly sharable content. Inmarine archaeologist Ehud Galili spotted ancient remains whilst surveying the area for shipwrecks. Uncovering these stories could offer some clues about what our own future holds too. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Atlit-Yam. Ticia is Maternal Health Ambassador for Global Fund for Women, one of the world’s leading foundations for gender equality.
Whatever the cause of the submerging of the settlement, it was the unique conditions of clay and sandy sediment under salty water that enabled this ancient village to remain so well preserved over thousands of years. Today, Atlit Yam lies between 8 — 12 metres beneath sea level and covered an area atli 40, square metres. We must take it seriously and learn the lessons from the past.
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Do you authorize the installation and reading cookies to analyze your browsing activity and allow us to measure the audience of our site: There really is no limit to the number of archaeological wonders in Israel, virtually anywhere you look there is something wonderful to discover. Some scientists point to the apparent abandonment of Atlit Yam around the same time as further evidence that such a tsunami did indeed occur.
However, some scientists are taking a new look at these remedies because some are believed to hold the key to fighting deadly diseases and infections. Not far off the coast of the village of Atlit in the Mediterranean Sea, near Haifa in Israel, lies the uam ruins of the ancient Neolithic site of Atlit Yam.
Underwater excavations have uncovered rectangular houses and a well.
It covers an area of ca. She specializes in religiously framed armed conflict in wider social, economic and political contexts, with a particular focus on the formation of religious, cultural and ethnic identities.
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The size of the infant’s bones, and the extent of TB damage, suggest the mother passed the disease to her baby shortly atlih birth. Another installation consists of three oval stones 1. Reed Business Information Ltd. Ocean levels rose by up to feet in the span of a few thousand years