“Khirbet Qeiyafa” is the Arab name of a hill top in the Elah valley which was excavated in the years 2007-2012 by Prof. Yossi Garfinkel and Sa’ar Ganor.
The finds are of a well-dated 10th century BCE fortress with two gates.
Although the ancient site’s name is not certain, these imporanat finds are a revolution in Biblical Archaeology, validating the existance of a united monarchy founded by David and Solomon, and perhaps even linked to the Battle site David and Goliath .
|Khirbet Qeiyafa on Wikipedia|
|Khirbet Qeiyafa on Google Maps|
|Khirbet Qeiyafa Expedition Website|
Points of Interest in the Area
A 360 Degrees photo in Khirber Qeyiafa
Another short video presentation, this time of Khirbet Qeiyafa, a site bearing significant remains from the early stage of the Judean Kingdom, and perhaps even related to the famous battle between David and Goliath. A special exhibition presenting the recent finds made at the site is being prepared now at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem. #Qeiyafa #david #Goliath #bible #archaeology #jerusalem #biblelandsmusuem #yossigarfinkel #israel #travel #tour #guide