At the end of the Elah Valley is the Bet Guvrin National Park.
The area has lots of limestone in the ground, but some harder rock I didn’t catch the name of on top. 281 more words
History is a journey. Known paths are trekked and new ones are explored as we travel towards understanding our past. This theme –historical research as a pilgrimage- was recognised and propagated by the cleric Samuel Purchas, who in the 1620s published the four large tomes which constitute… 1,151 more words
In the first part of this article, I explained how information from ancient sources is not always confirmed by archaeology. In asymmetric situations like these, “maximalists” assume that the information from written texts can be accepted: this is supposed to be reliable unless archaeology contradicts it. 131 more words