Category Archives: Tell es-Safi

Going Potty in Ancient Gath?! (GPAT 3.3)

The season at Tell es-Safi (ancient Gath) has almost come to a close. We have been able to follow the progress of the dig through their excellent blog here. On their July 31st update, they had an interesting discussion of … Continue reading

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Tell es-Safi Ostracon Again: New Tracing and Comments (UPDATED)

I have updated my previous tracing of the Tell es-Safi Ostracon based on the higher resolution images available at Dr. Stefan Jakob Wimmer’s excellent website (Wimmer is one of the team of archaeologists involved in the dig). N.B.: I have … Continue reading

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Tell es-Safi Ostracon Tracing and Comments (UPDATED)

I was taking a closer look at the picture of the Tell es-Safi ostracon and decided to trace the letters in Photoshop. I found it quite difficult to identify some of the characters — especially the aleph. I should warn … Continue reading

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Giant Pickle’s Goliath’s Cereal Bowl Discovered

I know this is (relatively) old news — at least on the ‘net — but there has been another exciting archaeological discovery announced: Goliath’s cereal bowl has been found! An ostracon (a fancy scholarly name for a piece of broken … Continue reading

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