Ruins of Ziklag, the famous town of King David's sanctuary in the Bible, was finally discovered by a group of archaeologists in Israel.
This town has become a hotly debated topic in recent decades, many archaeologists have embarked on excavation to find its valuable location. However, this time, the group is more sure than ever that these ruins are true.
Located between Kiryat Gat and Lachish, an international team of researchers led by Israel's Antiquities Agency, along with Macquarie University in Sydney and the Jewish University, studied the Khirbet al-Ra'i site from the year. 2015.
Their excavations took place on the hilltop according to a base from the 12th century to the 11th century BC, under the layers of a rural settlement dating back to the beginning of the 10th century BC, the Ancient Office Israeli information.
Among dozens of pottery pieces, oil bottles and wine pots, many antiques show the characteristics of Philistine culture , a group of people believed to live here in the Bible.
However, not everyone is convinced. Some independent experts who are not involved in the project are hesitant to come to the conclusion that it is indeed Ziklag town.
Professor Aren Maier, an Israeli Chinese archaeologist from Bar-Ilan University, told Haaretz : 'It is difficult to accept. References to this place are more in the Bible texts in the south, involving the Negev, the Shimon tribe or Judah's southern border. '
The famous Ziklag is the town where King David sought refuge after wholeheartedly supporting King Saul, joining the enemy of ancient Israelis, Philistines. Many modern scholars believe that King David is a true historical figure, not just a legend.