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 livescience.com.
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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