Shrines from early Biblical times discovered near Jerusalem

The shrines reflect an architectural style dating back as early as the time of King David.

Web Desk May 10, 2012

Archaeologists have uncovered remains of shrines dating from the time of the early Biblical kings,  in the roughly 3,000-year-old fortified city of Khirbet Qeiyafa, located about 30 kilometres southwest of Jerusalem, according to a report published on

The discovery revealed three large rooms used as shrines, along with artefacts, including tools, pottery and objects, such as alters associated with worship.

The three shrines are said to be a part of a larger building complex, and the artefacts found include five standing stones, two basalt altars, two pottery libation vessels and two portable shrines, one made of pottery, the other of stone.

The shrines reflect an architectural style dating back as early as King David.

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Ali Tanoli | 9 years ago | Reply

@G Din,, Its a very complicated and i think some Hindu or Budhist can not understand the problem of palestine its a reliegous problem between three Abrahamic faiths and its need deep study and its allways ruled by powerfull and will be like that....

G. Din | 9 years ago | Reply

@khan: So, what is there to think? Certainly, you don't contend that who lost the land yesterday has a better claim to it than whose land it was in the first place for ages before yesterday. In any case, what have aborigines and Red Indians to do with the Middle East? Muddled thinking, I am sorry to say!

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