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    Drilling the Dead Sea for history

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    An international team of scientists has begun drilling deep below the Dead Sea.

    Seven countries are working together to discover what the region looked like 500,000 years ago, in a bid to reveal a unique insight into human migration and evolution in the region.

    The project will also examine sediment in the hope of predicting future natural disasters.

    Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports from the Dead Sea.