Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Egyptian Fortress Discovered in Israel

An interesting discovery was made in the southwestern area of Israel on the edge of the Nahal Besor not far from the Gaza Strip.  Qubur el-Walaydah has the remains of a early Iron Age Philistine farming village.  Beneath it, excavators from Ben Gurion University discovered a large, well-preserved Egyptian settlement from the Late Bronze Age.  The article refers to what they found as an "Egyptian residence," suggesting that it is similar to other such buildings found at Aphek and Beth Shean.  For more, see the Jerusalem Post.



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