Massive clubhouse of ancient cult found in Israel

October 14, 2014 8:35 PM

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"From the finds within the building, we can reconstruct the occurrence of feasts, indicated by several goblets and a large amount of animal bones," said Itzhaq Shai.

The buried complex is huge, comprising a number of smaller rooms, most centered around a large, 55-foot by 55-foot, courtyard. Inside the chambers researchers found ceramic jars, called pithoi, nearly large enough to hold a human body. Also present were three connected cups, fragments of face masks,...

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