A structure, estimated to be around 3,300 years old was unearthed in Israel and the data opens the doors to further examination.
The structure is believed to be a temple of sorts to a cult that worshiped the Canaanite god, Baal. Found among the artifacts are broken face masks, e conjoined cups, large jars and other items. Teh large jars contained smaller vessels that suggest they were used as offerings as they were found outside of the 52ft x 52ft excavated area. Not only that but the designs on the jars suggest they may have come from Cyprus thus adding to the mystery. What would Grecian artifacts be doing in that region and how much impact did that culture have?
There’s much more excavation that need be done considering the the magnitude of the find. The site is located at Tel Burna in Israel near the city of Kiryat Gat.
The project was announced during the annual European archaeologists gathering and director of the Tel Burna Excavation Porject, Itzhaq Shai gave out the details on the findings and future research.
The researchers can only go by speculation at this point. It’s like putting together a puzzle that is made up of pieces that one can’t see. It takes careful excavation, then cleaning of any objects, forensic science application, utilizing new and old tools to determine age and authenticity.
When the pieces come together the researchers then fine tune their estimates thus new evaluations and theories. Sooner or later the mystery will be solved and there may or may not be history changing events gleaned from this find.