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Beauty among ashes

By now we it is nothing unusual at Tell Halif to come down on floors with plenty of pottery remains. Only, this one was a few centimetres higher than we expected. 446 more words


Bible archaeology - Sodom

This video, with archaeologist Ron Wyatt, shows ruins which he claims are of Sodom and Gomorrah – I found this video fascinating, because his claims are extremely plausible in light of the way the materials found were affected by literal fire and brimstone. 13 more words

Tidbits from the Tel: The 2015 Dig at Lachish

Busy day with the excavation, but with some nice discoveries. We have nearly completed our first week at this year’s archaeological dig. Here are a few highlights. 278 more words

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2015 Season at Lachish Begins

The new archaeological season has begun at the biblical Lachish, the second city of the Kingdom of Judah. Lachish played roles in geopolitics, conspiracy, assassination, and was a key objective for multiple invaders. 275 more words

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The other word in the new "Eshbaal" inscription - suggested interpretations

The new “Ishba’al, son of Beda” inscription from our Khirbet Qeiyafa excavation is now reported on major news agencies and internet media. I cannot count the number of Facebook posts noting the find. 249 more words

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The floor continues still

Last year I was excited that the floor of the house we had excavated in 2009 continues from the western edge of Tell Halif east towards the centre of the tell. 423 more words


The bull of Tell Halif

Yesterday, we found a bull figurine during excavations at Tell Halif. To be exact it was just the head of a bull. It was probably attached to a vessel like a jar or a bowl, maybe as a decorative handle. 133 more words