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Rapid Fire: Ancient Blaze Leveled City in Three Hours
About 3,000 years ago, the legendary city of Tel Megiddo burned. Now, as LiveScience reports, new research by Weizmann archaeologists reveals that the city, made primarily from mud bricks, burned in just two to three hours. The research also reveals “how fires affected other settlements,” as mud bricks account for as much as 90% of standing architecture.
October 19, 2016