Skip to comments.Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave
Posted on 04/23/2014 11:06:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
A surprised group of hikers in Gush Etzion stumbled across human bones in a cave near Ein Tzurim, according to police.
The hikers immediately called 100 (Israels 911), and the police came to investigate.
The police, once on the scene realized that this wasnt a murder scene and called the Israel Antiquities Authority. A preliminary examination by their experts indicate that the bones are apparently those of Jews from the Second Temple period.
Davidi Perl, the mayor of the Gush Etzion Regional Council discussed the discovery with Tazpit, Were talking about a very interesting discovery, and in retrospect, an incredibly important historical find that may add light on already existing evidence regarding Jewish life in this region thousands of years ago.
Perl added an observation, We should wait for an unequivocal statement on the findings. But if it is determined that the findings demonstrate the presence of ancient Jewish presence in Gush Etzion, then this is an additionally significant and strong proof that we lived here in Gush Etzion, and are a link in the chain of generations of the people of Israel. On the way [in Gush Etzion] is the Patriarchs Path, the main road linking Hebron to Jerusalem and from there going up to Beit El and city of Shechem (Nablus).
It should be noted that the area of western Gush Etzion and Beit Guvrin, artifacts from the Second Temple and the Bar Kokhba revolt have been repeatedly found, demonstrating the long term Jewish history and continuity in the region.
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Dry bones, cool. How did they come to die there?
Their response might be, ‘We didn’t come to die.’
“The police, once on the scene realized that this wasnt a murder scene”
I don’t know. Could have been but long past 48 hours and the chances of finding the killer are long gone.
I don’t trust hikers and joggers. They always find the dead bodies. Why hasn’t anyone else noticed this pattern?!
The EtZion Bloc was the site of a massacre of Jews by Arab irregulars during the 1948 War of Independence.
also the site of the Al-Dawayima massacre, of Arabs by Jews, also in 1948.
> Also according to Benny Morris, the occupying forces held the villagers responsible for taking part in the Kfar Etzion massacre on the grounds that the ‘Loot of the Etzion Block’ was in the village, and therefore took revenge. A trooper, Avraham Vered, added another motive for revenge, the fact that the village was in the Hebron hills, some of whose villagers had been responsible for the 1929 Hebron Massacre. [wikipedia]
Dave Attell did. :’)
It might be difficult, the case is a little too cold. If memory serves, there are ancient sources that state that those fleeing the Roman destruction of Jerusalem and the Roman army in general hid in caves and in the hills and whatnot, and that remains were noticed after everything calmed down. No one would have disturbed the remains.