I was really intrigued this week by a news story out of Israel that attracted very little attention in the media. The story had nothing to do with biblical archaeology, was completely unrelated to Dead Sea Scrolls, and had no bearing at all on the increasingly bitter debate over the politicization of archaeology in Israel. No, this was a story of a very different stripe. It focused on some mysterious lines that stretch along the stony deserts of Israel, Egypt and Jordan. The longest extends 40 miles.
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