Having determined that an asteroid had indeed hit Scotland — which at the time would've been a dry landscape close to the equator — the team analysed ancient rock patterns, as well as the orientation of magnetic grains in the geological record, to work backwards and pinpoint the site of the original smash. Events of this magnitude are thought to happen at least once every million years — and maybe as often as once every , years.
The next step in the process will be a detailed geophysical survey in the Minch Basin target area, which should be enough to confirm if the researchers' calculations are correct. Previous research has suggested the actual impact point could be farther west in Scotland itself; to know for sure, scientists will need to deploy some expensive technology similar to that used in oil prospecting. This was in accordance with a ruling in the Babylonian Talmud stating that only the menorah in the Temple could have seven branches and thus lamps used in domestic contexts commonly had eight to eleven branches.
Israel continues to reveal fresh details of its incredible history. Archaeologists in the City of David, for example, recently discovered a rare clay seal mark and a 2,year-old stone stamp bearing Biblical names amid the ruins of a building destroyed by the ancient Babylonians. Archaeologist Shira Bloch holding a year old vessel discovered in the excavation.
Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority. The clay jar fragment is the latest fascinating archaeological discovery in Israel.
Experts also recently uncovered the estate of a wealthy ancient Samaritan at Zur Natan in central Israel. In another project, researchers have been shedding new light on the history of a biblical site linked to the Ark of the Covenant.
Mount Lico, a more isolated ecosystem, may reveal even more unique flora and fauna. Of course, the locals had always known about Mount Mabu—but scientists had never explored it.
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