New Theory for Khirbet Qeiyafa: Not King David’s City but a Vast Cultic Compound

No consensus was ever reached about the fortified hilltop site of Qeiyafa in central Israel, but now we have a whole new theory for everybody to argue about

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The western gate at Khirbet Qeiyafa.
The western gate at Khirbet Qeiyafa.Credit: Yaels
Ruth Schuster
Ruth Schuster
Archaeologist Yosef Garfinkel showing a shard of pottery found at Khirbet Qeiyafa, overlooking the Valley of Elah.Credit: REUTERS
The excavation site of Khirbet Qeiyafa, near the city of Beit Shemesh, south of Jerusalem.Credit: AP/Bernat Armangue
A 3,000-year-old ceramic jar that was discovered at Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Valley of Elah.Credit: AFP
Standing stones at Khirbet Qeiyafa.Credit: Y. Garfinkel



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