Skip to comments.Bronze-Age Cemetery Discovered Near Bethlehem
Posted on 03/06/2016 6:20:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv
A 4,000-year-old cemetery made up of more than 100 tombs has been found near Bethlehem in the West Bank. Now known as Khalet al-Jam'a, the cemetery probably served an undiscovered settlement for more than 1,500 years. Many of its tombs have been destroyed by modern construction or looting, but at least 30 tombs have survived. Many of them are shaft tombs with one or more rock-cut chambers. According to Lorenzo Nigro of Sapienza University of Rome, the settlement was situated near trade routes, and artifacts from the tombs indicate that it had been a wealthy place. "Typical pieces of the burial sets are finely executed carinated bowls, small shouldered jars/bowls with everted rim[s], one-spouted lamps, huge and well-refined Canaanite jars with two or four handles, as well as bronze daggers and spearheads," he wrote in the journal Vicino Oriente as reported in Live Science. The settlement may have been "Beth-Lehem," referred to in ancient texts. The cemetery fell out of use around 650 B.C. "It seems that the town suffered a crisis," Nigro wrote in Vicino Oriente.
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The longest blade, measuring 21 cm, is a Mycenaean type of the late Bronze Age... Warrior tombs found in massive 4,200-year old necropolis near BethlehemOne of *those* topics.
>A 4,000-year-old cemetery
For some that would predate humans. How can this be resolved?
I blame the Philistines
within sight of the Herodion/Herodium? That seems fairly wild also...
Stunning discovery; thanks for posting!
soycd post#4: "For some that would predate humans."
HTB post #8: "When you try to ridicule other people's beliefs you might want to learn what they actually believe or you just look ignorant."
Just guessing from the Youtube link: knowledge is not soycd's first priority in life.
But, just so we're clear on this: 4,000 years ago was about 1,900 BC, which in biblical chronology was around the time of Abraham.
So, who was Abraham, you ask?
Well, sorry, but for all that, you'll have to read the Book.
So, here's what really interests soycd:
Wild eyed jokers
Got you in my sights
Gun it while I'm holding on... etc., etc."
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