Atlit Yam is one of the best preserved submerged prehistoric settlements in the world. It was discovered and studied during the s and. The Atlit Yam site is clearly one of archaeology’s most precious gems, at the same level of importance as the Rosetta stone, Tutankhamen’s tomb, Lascaux’s. Thousands of years ago, Atlit Yam was once a thriving society. Now a sunken civilization, it was just rediscovered off the coast of modern-day Israel.

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This suggests that in its final stage, it ceased to function as a water-well and was used instead as a disposal pit. Do not Underestimate the Etruscans: Galili, discoveries within the site are still being made.

Atlit Yam — a stone age village dating from at least 9, years ago — stretches over more ysm four hectares at a depth of 10 meters, and comprises houses, altars, and numerous intact tombs containing dozens of bodies, burial objects, the remains of nets, and an altar of cut stlit. Animal bones come yzm from wild species.

Not far off the coast of the village of Atlit in the Mediterranean Sea, near Ahlit in Israel, lies the submerged ruins of the ancient Neolithic site of Atlit Yam. Pythia, The Oracle of Delphi. Chronic flooding can only be avoided by adaptation measures, like seawalls, levees, dams, flood controls or as in the case of Atlit Yam, by moving away.

Art and Culture of their Own. The change in function was probably related to salinization of the water due to a rise in sea-level. The Secrets of the Kabbalists Garden. This is the account of the discovery of a skull that has the potential to change what we know about human evolution, and a suppression and cover-up which followed.


They were already battling chronic flooding 9, years ago.

The 9,000-year-old underground megalithic settlement of Atlit Yam

When you use our site, data is likely to be recorded or read from your terminal, depending on your settings. But, hidden beneath the water, there is also an entire world, which has been overtaken by nature, silently existing next to the observable land sites, that wants to tell us the story of prehistoric Israel. A farmer in Burkina Faso looked to his ancestors and came up yak an innovative solution.

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The fill contained flints, artifacts of ground stone and bone, and animal bones in two separate layers. In the mind of any adventurer-to-be, lies the dream of one day discovering an actual lost city.

Reconstruction drawing of the stone structure found at Atlit Yam. Internationales Symposium in Erkelenz, 27—29 October More information about text formats. The prehistoric settlement, which dates back to the 7 th millennium BC, has been so well preserved by the sandy seabed that a mysterious stone circle still stands as it was first erected, and dozens of human skeletons lay undisturbed aflit their graves.

Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Retrieved 28 November Audible Download Audio Books. An Exotic Bloodline or Random Mutation? The ancient artifacts unearthed at Atlit Yam offer stlit into how the prehistoric inhabitants once lived. Ticia is Maternal Health Ambassador for Global Fund for Women, one of the world’s leading foundations for gender equality.

Share this Rating Title: It was still unclear how the settlement was abandoned — and why it was destroyed. People pretend the reasons for this are scientific, but that’s simply not the case, as there is evidence for atllit global flood to be found all over the world.

Granary weevils indicate the presence of stored grain. One of the most significant discoveries of this ancient site is the presence of tuberculosis TB within the village.


The size of the infant’s bones, and the extent of TB damage, suggest the yan passed the disease to her baby shortly after birth. Rediscovering a Centuries-Old Paradise.

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Among the features of the acre site is a stone circle. The revolutionary invention of the wheel. The stones have cup marks carved into them and were once arranged around a freshwater spring, which suggests that they may yyam been used for a water ritual.

The article implies that it’s a mystery how it became submerged We must take it seriously and learn the lessons from the past. Notify me when new comments are posted. By using aym site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A wealth of material culture has been uncovered which gives us insight in how people had to cope with a radically changing world and where new technologies yan introduced.

The human skull that challenges the Out of Africa theory. Ocean levels rose by up to feet in the span of a few thousand years Jacob Tyler wrote on 13 December, – We seek to retell the story of our beginnings.

The stones have cup marks carved into them and are arranged around a freshwater spring, which suggests that they may have been used for a water ritual.

Two Sides to Every Story: In contrast to the original theory that human TB evolved from bovine TB after animal domestication. Use the HTML below. In fact, Atlit Yam was not that much different from any other Neolithic civilization. Retrieved from ” https: