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Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 08:43:04 PM

Archeological Dig at Goliath’s Hometown

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Published On: Oct 06, 2012

Tourists from all over the world have volunteered to help dig at a unique archeological site in Israel

Tourists from all over the world have volunteered to help dig at a unique archeological site in Israel.  The location is called Tel Tsafit, and it’s the Biblical homeland of Goliath, the giant slain by King David when he was just a boy.  

The ancient city was destroyed in one day, back in 830 BCE. The archeological treasure provides insight into life thousands of years ago. The city buried deep in the sands was the Philistine town of Gat. It was destroyed by the King of the ancient Canaanite people of Aram.  This young Israeli volunteer uncovered a blade and other bronze remnants.  

The town was a central enclave of the Philistine people. One of the most interesting discoveries here was a shard with the name of Goliath written upon it. There was also an altar discovered, reminiscent of the one described in the Book of Exodus. Volunteers say they are reminded of the ancient people who lived here thousands of years ago. 

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