Seaside Search

Freshly launched website announcing upcoming work at a potential LMLK site, Ashdod-Yam, in a search for historical clarity:

[T]here is no shortage of possible scenarios concerning the fate of Ashdod-Yam during the Iron Age. … [O]ur archaeological understanding of site’s history is rather modest since the site remains virtually unexcavated. It is time to conduct a full-scale archaeological excavation at the Iron Age compound of Ashdod-Yam. Such an endeavor will have the potential to make a significant contribution to the archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean and beyond.

One stray, multi-stamped G2T handle was found at the inland Ashdod site, making it the western-most LMLK site in Israel. This new excavation may push the border much closer to the sea, so let the searching begin!

G.M. Grena


3 Responses to “Seaside Search”

  1. pithom Says:

    Am I the only person who thinks pre-Assyrian Ashdod-Yam was at Tel Mor? Also, Fantalkin’s discussion on Ashdod is to be found on pgs. 133-135 of this article:

  2. pithom Says:

    Also, the photos of the second Tel Burna lmlk impression, second Tel Burna Rosette, and 1st (?) Tel Burna “private” impression have been secretly published. See

  3. pithom Says:

    Actually, not “secretly” published-

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