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A Fire Destroyed A Prehistoric Building In Spain 2,200 Years Ago, But The Waste Actually Helped Preserve Many Iron Age Archaeological Remains

The six animals were unable to escape the building and perished in the fire. No human remains were found in Building G.

This implies that the blaze spread quickly and suddenly, leaving the occupants no time to save the animals.

The destruction of the site may be linked to the Second Punic War, which was fought between the Roman Republic and an ancient North African civilization called Carthage.

“It is likely that the violent destruction of the site was connected to this war. The general fire points to [human-made] destruction, intentional and very effective—not only Building G but all the buildings in the site were destroyed,” said Vila.

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