This is cool

I love this stuff:

Stone houses and artifacts dating back 7,000 years have been discovered in Jerusalem, demonstrating that the settlement existed even longer than  had been supposed. The houses showed various stages of building, indicating that they had been in use for centuries.

The discoveries are the oldest known remains of human habitation in Jerusalem. Previous discoveries from Chalcolithic-era Jerusalem had included pottery sherds and bones, but not signs of housing.

It had had been widely assumed that the Jerusalem area had been inhabited for 4,000 or 5,000 years.

The homes and artifacts were found by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the neighborhood of Shuafat, in north Jerusalem, in the course of a “salvation excavation” ahead of building a new road.

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  1. I love this stuff too.
    I find the following interesting.
    The last catastrophic climate change event happened about 4200 years ago.
    Egypt’s greatest dynasty, the Old Kingdom, ended in 2181 BCE. It is believed that this climate change event was the cause of the dynasty’s collapse.
    All of Egypt’s pyramids were built in the 130 year span between 2650 and 2520 BCE during the Old Kingdom.
    The first was Djoser’s pyramid (also known as the step pyramid) and the last Menkaure’s pyramid.
    Menkaure’s was the smallest of the three pyramids that make up the Giza Complex.
    Khufu’s was the first and largest. His son Kafra’s was built second and was slightly smaller. His son Menkaure’s was the last pyramid built and was offset from the other two.
    When viewed from above the three pyramids appear to line up with the three stars in Orion’s Belt.
    Orion’s Belt is where the soul of the Egyptian God Osiris rests.
    Oddly enough this same Orion alignment is found at some pyramid sites in Mesoamerica.
    I could go on and on but I’m sure certain everyone is bored by now.

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