Today, I was in Haifa for the annual archaeological conference in Israel, and heard papers on various topics in archaeology from morning to evening. Some were good, some were great, some were less… BUT, we had two great papers connected to Safi!
The first one was by Shira Kisos (speaking for Itzik, Haskel and myself as well), who talked about the EB game boards and pieces from Safi. Shira gave a great lecture!
Later on in the day, Johanna Regev (speaking for Elisabetta Boaretto and I), talked about the results of her doctorate, in which she revolutionized the EB chronology, based on new 14C datings from various sites – including Tell es-Safi/Gath.
Safi was definitely on the map!