Discovery of Ancient Philistines’ Cemetery May Shed New Light on Their Origins
Archeologists may finally understand the origins of the Philistines. The first Philistine cemetery has been discovered in Israel outside the walls of Ashkelon, which was a major city for the Philistines between the 12th and 7th centuries B.C.
The Philistines came into conflict with the Israelites and were defeated by the forces of King David in the 10th century B.C. Archaeologists had located five major cities of the Philistines but very few of remains of their dead, which has all changed with the discovery of the burial site of over 200 Philistines.
To read more about the Philistines and the implications of this major archaeological find in National Geographic, click here.
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