Pit burials in the first Philistine graveyard found in Israel, in ancient Ashkelon, June 28, 2016. Menahem Kahana, AFP

Ancient DNA Solves Age-old Mystery of Philistine Origin

Analysis of skeletons in the Philistine city of Ashkelon answers the elusive question of just where the Israelites’ biblical archenemies came from

Science has made a huge leap forward in dispelling the mystery that surrounds the Philistines, the biblical archenemies of the Israelites who suddenly appeared on the coasts of the Levant more than 3,000 years...

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