Monday, November 14, 2005
Goliath's name found at Israeli dig
Monday Nov 14 07:14 AEST
An Israeli researcher said he has made a Goliath of a find - the first archaeological evidence suggesting the biblical story of David slaying the Philistine giant actually took place.
A shard of pottery unearthed in a decade-old dig in southern Israel carried an inscription in early Semitic style spelling "Alwat and "Wlt", likely Philistine renderings of the name Goliath, said Aren Maeir, who directed the excavation.
"This is a groundbreaking find," he said of the rust-coloured ceramic.
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