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Prehistoric Altar Discovered in Israel; Indicates Human Sacrifices

A prehistoric altar has been discovered by Dr. M. Steckelis of the Hebrew University in a cave not far from the main road between Tel Aviv and Haifa. The altar consisted of several circles, one inside another. Other circular altars were pointed in all directions of the compass.

Axes and other tools dating to the middle Stone Age were also found at the site. The site of the new discovery is the same as the place where the same archaeologist discovered a 10,000 year-old skeleton 13 years ago. The bones of a bull and two human skulls were found in such a position as to have suggested sacrifices.