Biblical Archaeology Top Ten of 2011

With Prof. Clyde Billington

From the pages of ARTIFAX magazine and the archives of The Book & The Spade, we review our subjective list of top ten discoveries or developments in Biblical Archaeology announced in 2011. Number one on the list, the two-horned altar found at Tel es-Safi/Gath.

tags: City of David Jerusalem Gath Biblical Archaeology Top Ten Altar

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Temple Mount Bell and Gath Altar

With Prof. Keith Schoville

Major finds of the 2011 excavation season include a two-horned altar from Tel es-Safi, the Philistine city of Gath, and a tiny bell possibly from the hem of a priest's garment, in Jerusalem. The bell was found under the road that ran along the western wall of the Temple Mount, near Robinson's Arch.

tags: Tel es-Safi Gath horned altar tiny bell priest's garment

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