Archaeologists Uncover Mysterious 8,000-Year-Old Ritual ‘Cult Sites’ in Israeli Desert — but What Were They Used For?

February 11, 2015 5:31 PM

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Archaeologists Uncover Mysterious 8,000-Year-Old Ritual ‘Cult Sites’ in Israeli Desert — but What Were They Used For?

Archaeologists recently discovered 100 “cult sites” featuring stones shaped like sexual organs, among other artifacts, in the Eilat Mountains in Israel’s Negev Desert.

The experts, who published their findings in the Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society, say that the locations, which date back 8,000 years, may have hosted animal sacrifices and are investigating further to learn more about the precise use of the elusive sites, Live Science reported.

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