An archeological mystery and the search for King David

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By Ben Fisher.. Is Khirbet Qeiyafa the lost biblical city of Shaaraim? And did it have a shrine modeled after Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem? Perched on a hill overlooking the Eila Valley, a couple of kilometers southwest of Beit Shemesh, is an Iron Age archeological site known as Khirbet Qeiyafa. That much is certain. [Photo top right:Khirbet Qeiyafa. (photo credit:Skyview Ltd)] The answers to other questions about the ruins, including the identity of its inhabitants, whether it contained the palace of King David and whether it should be identified as the biblical site of Shaaraim are a lot more nebulous. Read the full story.

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