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Calling Someone a Philistine Is Really a Compliment

Philistine Bichrome pottery vessel

Philistine Bichrome pottery vessel

The Philistines were really amazingly cultured, as the excavation at Gath (and elsewhere) has shown.  This reminder of that simple fact provoked by the appearance of a paper by Louise Hitchcock titled ‘Who Are you Calling a Philistine?‘  You’ll, I think, enjoy it.

[Though it has to be said that we would all enjoy it more if there were an announcement of the discovery of Goliath’s spoon].

Written by Jim

30 Apr 2012 at 4:28 am

Posted in Archaeology

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  1. Jim – actually, we have found Goliath’s chopsticks, but we are keeping it under wraps until we can identify the soy residue…



    30 Apr 2012 at 1:54 pm

    • chopsticks!!! that will require a lot of rewriting of history! 😉



      30 Apr 2012 at 2:13 pm

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