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Tag Archives: Khirbet Qeiyafa
This excavation week has come to a close. Lots of hard, dirty, sweaty, rewarding, and enriching work. Here are some tidbits for the future: 1. This may be the last dig season here. Due to hard work over the past 3 weeks, … Continue reading
We are almost finished with our first week at the dig. Now that things are working better with my Wi-Fi, I’m happy to show some highlights from the past few days.
Yossi Garfinkel asked me to post some comments from him regarding the new discoveries from Khirbet Qeiyafa. These comments address some misconceptions about his conclusions. For one, he clarifies that the unique shrine here is the stone model, not the … Continue reading
During last summer’s dig, we found artifacts that relate to Israelite religion before Solomon’s temple. They may even help us understand more about the temple itself. As the Israel Antiquities Authority headlined it for this morning’s press conference, “Hebrew University archaeologist … Continue reading
This recent announcement: “On Tuesday, May 8, Prof. Yosef Garfinkel from the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will announce an archaeological discovery with implications for archaeology, history and biblical studies. The announcement, including artifacts never seen by … Continue reading
In a surprise announcement, archaeologists have revealed that Khirbet Qeiyafa, an ancient city being excavated along David and Goliath’s battlefield, is a nexus for remarkable magnetic forces. Humans have proven capable of channeling these energies and, with practice, levitating and … Continue reading
Two prominent archaeologists have released a list of the greatest archaeological finds in Israel over the last 25 years. This list was created on behalf of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Looking it over, it is actually a list of … Continue reading
This post is in response to a comment left by Michael Grisanti on my post from January 12th. That entry featured some excellent aerial photographs of Khirbet Qeiyafa at the end of the 2011 dig season, particularly of Area C … Continue reading
New aerial photos of Khirbet Qeiyafa have been posted on its official web site. They show excellent, up-to-date views of the excavated areas. My square from 2011 is the bottom room and casemate on the right in the above photo. … Continue reading