Category Archives: 2010 Khirbet Qeiyafa excavation

Khirbet Qeiyafa Excavation Report, Vol. II now available

The second published volume of the Khirbet Qeiyafa excavation has just come off the press. It should be available any day now through the Israel Exploration Society. Additional volumes from the Khirbet Qeiyafa excavations are due in the near future. … Continue reading

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Questions on Khirbet Qeiyafa’s 2010 cultic room

Todd Bolen commented with a series of questions on my previous post about the Qeiyafa cultic room from 2010. Todd wrote: 1. What parallels exist for this type of incense altar? 2. Was evidence of burning found in this room? … Continue reading

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Garfinkel Announces New Religious Finds at Khirbet Qeiyafa (photos)

Yossi Garfinkel recently presented finds from a cultic room unearthed at Khirbet Qeiyafa in 2010. He sent me some photos for this blog just before his presentation in Jerusalem. They are shown here with his permission. Here is my own … Continue reading

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Discoveries at Khirbet Qeiyafa: an Intact Shrine

During the 2010 excavation we uncovered what the archaeologists were calling a ‘cultic building’  near the southern Iron Age gate. ‘Cultic’ is the term archaeologists use for any religious or worship-related find. (There’s a standard joke that whenever excavators cannot … Continue reading

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Discoveries at Khirbet Qeiyafa – A large manmade cave

One of the most interesting and surprising finds during the 2010 excavation at Khirbet Qeiyafa was a manmade cave inside the city. A group of volunteers found the cave entrance, blocked up, beneath the bedrock. I first heard about the … Continue reading

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More Discoveries from Khirbet Qeiyafa (#3)

Architecture is a wonderful thing – a truth I did not properly appreciate until the recent season at Khirbet Qeiyafa. Yes, it’s always fun to uncover one-of-a-kind artifacts, but in archaeology the first thing you look for is the architecture. It … Continue reading

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Discoveries at Khirbet Qeiyafa (#2)

Let’s move into the realm of weapons. Khirbet Qeiyafa was a fortified settlement on a hostile border (Philistia and Judah), so we expect to find evidence of weapons during the excavation. A few sling stones have been unearthed at the … Continue reading

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What Did We Find at Khirbet Qeiyafa This Summer?

Back on July 15, in the middle of this year’s Khirbet Qeiyafa excavation, I wrote about the potential of some new finds: Best case scenario: A couple of things have been found that could add entirely new dimensions to our site … Continue reading

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About to Fly Home

I am at the airport in Tel Aviv munching a goat cheese sandwich and waiting for the airline desk to open. Grady and I are catching a direct late-night flight to the U.S. and should arrive to our respective homes … Continue reading

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What Does a French Professor Do As a Volunteer on a Dig?

Hope Chandler is a French and English professor at Florida College. She has never considered volunteering for an excavation until this year. Hope arrived at Khirbet Qeiyafa in early July to help with the excavation and learned how to do … Continue reading

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