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12,000-Year-Old Shaman Unearthed in Israel

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"A new figure in humanity's history emerged last week when archaeologists announced the discovery of what could be one of the world's oldest known spiritual figures. After years of meticulous excavation just miles from Israel's Mediterranean coast, scientists from the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem unearthed a 12,000-year-old grave that held the remains of a diminutive "shaman" woman. Buried alongside the woman's small, huddled corpse were selected pieces of animal bone, a cowtail, an eagle wing, the foot of another human, and, most curiously, some fifty tortoise shells deliberately arranged around the woman's body — all tell-tale signs, experts say, of her lofty social status at the time. "This is something very special; it stands apart," says Leore Grosman, the p

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  • nice find

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  • I know... I'm a student of Christian Theology and Biblical studies, and I'll tell you right now that there's no way in hell that this planet is only 5000 years old. The Genesis accounts of Creation are NOT meant to be taken literally. The way in which the accounts are given--if you read them the way the authors wanted people to read it--are meant to just convey that the Judaeo-Christian God created the universe. By no means was the author attempting to give a scientific explanation of how things More..

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    • I love it the way nothing in the bible is supposed to be taken literally anymore, all the information is wrong, oh, then we've got to read meanings into it ... right. Wake up and smell the coffee, Joe, the bible is a well edited compilation of the ravings of desert lunatics. Adam and Eve never existed, the world's not flat, there is no god, and the story of Jesus is the story of a murdered jewish prince that got blown way out of proportion, kinda like King Arthur's story did.

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  • ...and still there are people who think the world is only 5000 years old, that the bible is a true account of history, and that there is an afterlife.

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  • Isn't it funny how grave robbing is ok as long as you take very careful notes and document exactly how you steal everything...

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  • Im telling you guys, the world is 5002 yrs old. Jesus told me lastnite in my dream where we were floating around in the clouds and smoking weed.

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    • Well, if you go into a church and observe the artwork that supposedly portrais Jesus' image... he did look like a hippie, what's more, he behaved like a hippie, sticking it to the man and his established system!

      So I'm sure that if the man did exists, he would have been a sort of pothead. How else can you explain the ramblings of 'I am the son of God'?

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  • The bible, just like every other religious text out there is a manual that attempts to tell you how to live your life. These texts may have some historical truth to it but are mostly fictional tales.

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