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The 9,000-Year-Old Underground Megalithic Settlement of Atlit Yam in the Mediterranean Sea

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Not far off the coast of the village of Atlit in the Mediterranean Sea, near Haifa in Israel, lies the submerged ruins of the ancient Neolithic site of Atlit Yam. The prehistoric settlement, which dates back to the 7th 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 in their graves. Atlit Yam is one of the oldest and largest sunken settlements ever found and sheds new light on the daily lives of its ancient inhabitants. Today, Atlit Yam lies between 8 ? 12 metres beneath sea level and covered an area of 40,000 square

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Comment by Ed Price
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Wow! Stability for 9,000 years! Maybe we should move there!

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