Israel's Dig Uncovers Biblical Philistines

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Israeli archaeologists have discovered artifacts from the ancient Israelites most infamous biblical rivals - the Philistines.
Diggers unearthed human remains and other relics of the ancient Philistines in the city of Gath.

The Philistines "are the ultimate other, almost, in the biblical story," said Aren Maeir of Bar-Ilan University, the archaeologist in charge of the excavation, told The Associated Press.

"It doesn't mean that we're one day going to find a skull with a hole in its head from the stone that David slung at him, but it nevertheless tells that this reflects a cultural milieu that was actually there at the time," Maeir said.
The dig uncovered an embankment that may have been destroyed in a story mentioned in the Book of Kings.
Also, a temple with two pillars was discovered that could help confirm the design of structures like the one Samson destroyed.
The find paints a more detailed picture of the Jewish antagonists and helps further support biblical accounts.

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