Tel Tsafit is identified with Biblical Gath, hometown of Goliath.
Excavations carried out at the site since 1996 by Prof. Aren Meir of Bar-Ilan University have uncovered remains of a 500 dunams city, destroyed in the 9th century, most likely by Hazael king of Aram, as attested in the Bible (II Kings 12:18).
Unfortunately most of the excavated area are still covered between seasons, and there isn’t much to see at the site yet, but it is a good starting point for a tour focusing on the Battle of David and Goliath .
|Gath on Wikipedia|
|Gath on Google Maps|
|Tel Tsafit / Gath Excavations Website|
Points of Interest in the Area
|The “Philistine Street”|