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Humans and their livestock have sheltered in this Saudi Arabian cave for 10,000 years

Four people standing in a tunnel with an arch-shaped roof made of basalt.

Inside the Umm Jirsan lava-tube cave, researchers have found evidence of human occupation dating back 10,000 years. Credit: Green Arabia Project

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  • Correction 18 April 2024: An earlier version of this story attributed a statement about funding Saudi archaeological research to Ahmed Nassr. This attribution was incorrect and the statement has been removed.


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