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Unveiling Ancient Secrets- Iron-Age Jerusalem's Battle with Dysentery
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Unveiling Ancient Secrets- Iron-Age Jerusalem’s Battle with Dysentery

Iron-Age Jerusalem’s upper crust reveled in luxury, but even carved stone seats couldn’t shield them from dysentery. Ancient feces revealed Giardia parasites, marking the oldest known case of human infection. Overcrowding, heat, and limited water exacerbated the spread. Archaeological techniques unveiled this ancient struggle, offering insights into sanitation, health, and society.