Do the Palestinians Descend from the Philistines? DNA Tests from First Philistine Cemetery Will Tell
For the first time ever, a Philistine cemetery has been found during excavations at the Ashkelon tel (hill) on the southern coast of Israel. DNA testing will either prove or disprove the longstanding scientific belief that these ancient people originated from the Aegean Sea, which hosts a collection of up to 6,000 islands and islets between the coasts of Greece and Turkey.
In northern Israel, on a hill just above the Sea of Galilee, an international team of archaeologists recently unearthed two beautiful mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible. They were found in the ancient synagogue in the Jewish village of Huqoq, which is three miles west of Capernaum and Migdal (Magdala), Israel.
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