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 https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-07-21/ty-article-magazine/.highlight/cheetahs-mammoths-and-saber-toothed-lions-israel-was-once-a-thriving-savanna/00000182-20e4-d9fa-a3a3-ede4b1e30000

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