Cheetahs, Mammoths and Saber-toothed Lions: The Prehistoric Savanna of the Holy Land

Desert and swampland between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea? A pioneering study finds that present-day Israel was once a thriving savanna, where elephants, lions and giraffes roamed. But then humanity appeared on the scene

“Israel a paradise of archaeozoology such as hardly exists anywhere else on the planet.”