“A burial ground containing the graves of several hundred dogs, both adults and puppies, was uncovered by an American-led archaeological team excavating the so-called Upper City of the ancient tell of Ashkelon, situated on a seafront bluff 30 miles south of Tel Aviv.

Judging from the intact skeletons that were unearthed, the dogs are all the same breed – what today would be called either a greyhound or a whippet. Each dog was buried with great care, placed on its side in an individual grave, with its tail wound around its hindquarter and the tip pointing down.”

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