Posted by: itellhalif | July 27, 2009

iTell Halif

Excavations at Tell Halif during Summer 2009 continued to uncover remains from the end of the 8th century BCE, when the city – possibly biblical Rimmon – was destroyed by the Assyrian king Sennacherib in 701 BCE in response to the revolt of King Hezekiah of Judah. Among the remains discovered this summer are substantial elements of the fortification system; a pillared house with a large assemblage of storage jars and other ceramic vessels; a kitchen that included an oven, grinding implements, and ceramic vessels used for food preparation, cooking and serving.

Check back in the summer of 2010 to follow this season’s progress on the Tell Halif iSite blog!


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