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In one of the rock-cut tombs, archaeologists made a rare discovery: a jar full of bones from nine headless toads. The toads had been decapitated before they were buried with the dead, possibly as a way to prepare the animals to be "eaten." | Zohar Turgeman-Yaffe, Israel Antiquities Authority
Archaeology

Decapitated Toad Carcasses Found Inside 4,000-Year-Old Jerusalem Burial

The excavators think the jar might have been a funeral offering to feed the dead in the afterlife.

October 5, 2017
7:15 AM EDT