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        9/1/2010, Elul 22, 5770

      Archaeologists Discover Stone Age Ritual in Galilee

      Evidence of an ancient funeral feast was discovered near a cave in the Galilee region. The site was excavated by a team from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem led by Dr. Leore Grosman. The team found a burial tomb of a Natufian priestess with tortoise shells and other animal bones, apparently as part of a funeral ritual. The find is dated back to the Neolithic era. It is believed a feast was conducted following the funeral.