Archaeologists discover origins of Dovid and Golias battle


Archaeologists excavating Goliath’s hometown, Gath, have unearthed a new layer of ruins dating back to the time of the biblical battle – and they’re unusually large. Excavation director Aren Maeir, of Bar Ilan University in Israel, said the discovery came as a surprise after 23 years.

The newly-found fortifications are reportedly 13ft wide, whereas walls from later periods are up to 8ft wide.

The building blocks themselves are also bigger, measuring up to 6.5ft in the ‘Goliath’ layer and only 1.6ft in later layers.

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