Gazelle bones: The white one on the right is modern, the left one is Roman-era, found at Shikhin Ran Bouchnik

Ancient Judeans Wrote Torah Scrolls on Gazelle Hide, Archaeologists Find

Since rabbis frowned on eating hunted animals, discovery of gazelle remains in the 1,900-year-old Galilean towns hints at parchment industry, say archaeologists

Archaeologists excavating the ancient Jewish village of Shikhin in the Galilee encountered a mystery: a strangely large proportion of the animal bones were from wild gazelles. It was far greater than the...

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