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Archaeology breakthrough: Palace from Biblical kingdom likely brought down by earthquake

In particular, sites where weaker construction materials like mud are used, earthquakes are unlikely to leave an imprint on the archaeological record.

At Tel Kabri, however, the archaeologist uncovered a mix of stone foundations for the site’s walls.

Dr Lazar said: “Our studies show the importance of combining macro- and micro-archaeological methods for the identification of ancient earthquakes.

“We also needed to evaluate alternative scenarios, including climatic, environmental and economic collapse, as well as warfare, before we were confident in proposing a seismic event scenario.”

The researchers found areas where plaster walls appeared warped and walls had tilted.

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Article source: https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1334815/Archaeology-news-Palace-Tel-Kabri-earthquake-Canaan-Bible-Israel

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