The Tribe Has Spoken Israeli Archaeologists Try to Reproduce Ancient Communication by Fire - With Less Than Blazing Success

Archaeologists at Tel es-Safi dig reenact a pagan ritual, to find out whether the ancient method of communicating using giant flame beacons actually works.

If outsiders had stumbled early Monday morning upon the archaeological dig at Tel es-Safi where the ancient Philistine city of Gat, east of Ashkelon, is being unearthed, they would have thought they were witnessing some kind of pagan ritual, or a scene from a bad movie.