We ended the week with a very unique find, in the 9th cent BCE destruction level in Area A. An extremely interesting cache of cultic vessels were found in the destruction debris, including several phallic shaped vessels, pomegranate shaped vessels, rhyta, zoomorphic vessels and other objects.
The vessels were found in a small room with plastered benches, which seems to have functioned as a cultic corner within a larger, non-cultic oriented structure. The finds are quite exciting and should shed very interesting light on the Philistine cult and culture during the Iron Age IIA.
In addition, we have had some very interesting finds in other areas, including Iron I and Iron IIB levels in F, Iron IIA in D, additional EB II-III in E, LB/Iron I in P, and an apparently clean MB I context in C6.
The work continues ….