Visit with students to Ashdod Museum and Tel Qasile

Today, I visited the Ashdod Museum of Philistine Culture and then Tel Qasile, with my students from the BIU course on the Sea Peoples and Philistines.

Always nice to be at these two places.

And just for fun, showed the students from up close the two-horned stone altar from Tell es-Safi/Gath, and demonstrated to them, conclusively, that there never were two additional horns in the back that had fallen off (as some have claimed and even published), as it can clearly be seen from a close examination of the back of the altar that this part still has the original rock as removed from the quarry – and absolutely no sign of horns that had been removed or had fallen off.

But on the other hand – don’t confuse people with the facts…