10K-Year-Old House Found in Israel

    NAZARETH, ISRAEL - DECEMBER 21:  An Israeli Antiquities Authority worker clears debris as an excavation reveals for the first time a house from the Jewish village of Nazareth on December 21, 2009 in this biblical city in northern Israel. The house was discovered in a dig carried out ahead of the construction of the International Marian Center of Nazareth by the Galilee city's Chemin Neuf community next to the Church of the Annunciation.  (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

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    Archeologists dug up a 10,000-year-old house outside Jerusalem, "evidence of man's transition to permanent dwellings," researchers announced Monday. The building is reportedly the oldest one ever discovered in the area and the Israel Antiquities Authority, which visited the excavation site Wednesday with the Netivei Israel Company, called it "a fascinating glimpse into thousands of years of human development." The company, which is carrying out highway construction, noted that the oldest settlement remains unearthed at the site "dates to the beginning of the eighth millennium BCE and latest to the end of the fourth millennium BCE." 

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