Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Ashkelon dogs who didn't bark

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MYSTERY: The curious incident of 1,400 dogs buried in ancient graves. Mysterious graves of some 1,400 dogs buried in the times of the Persian Empire leave archeologists in Israel puzzled (Naama Barak, Israel21c).

Yes, yes, they didn't bark because they were dead and buried. You have to know your Sherlock Holmes to get the titles.

The mystery is - why did people at Ashkelon bury 1,400 street dogs who were not pets?

I have collected some other posts on dogs in antiquity here.

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