Under the hot sun at Tel es-Safi in southern Israel -- the Philistine city of Gath -- archaeologists have been puzzling over life in the Iron Age city and how it was plundered and destroyed by some invading force hundreds of years before the common era. ... [continue reading]
Posted by archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com on January 23, 2012, 12:15.
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