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Ancient earthquake may have ruined palace in Israel

An ancient Canaanite palace near Tel Kabri, Israel, may have been destroyed by an earthquake 3,700 years ago, say scientists who found warped floors and caved-in walls and ceilings during excavations. "The rapid collapse, and the quick burial, combined with the geological setting of Tel Kabri, raises the possibility that one or more earthquakes could have destroyed the walls and the roof of the palace without setting it on fire," says Ruth Shahack-Gross, co-author of the study published in PLOS ONE.

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