Archaeological Tease: The Valley of Elah and Yosef Garfinkel’s Big Reveal

Via Joseph Lauer


Hebrew University archaeologist to reveal new findings at press conference and archaeological tour: On Tuesday, May 8, Prof. Yosef Garfinkel from the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will announce an archaeological discovery with implications for archaeology, history and biblical studies. The announcement, including artifacts never seen by the public, will take place at a press conference on the Mt. Scopus campus. A tour of the archaeological site will follow.

—9 a.m.: Registration, equipment setup and light breakfast
—9:30 – 11 a.m.: Press conference at Mt. Scopus campus
—12:30 p.m.: Tour of archeological site.

LOCATION: PRESS CONFERENCE: Senate Hall in the Sherman Administration Building, the Hebrew University’s Mt. Scopus campus.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE: Approximately 30 km. southwest of Jerusalem, in the Valley of Elah. —Directions will be provided at the press conference.

Something to anticipate for next Tuesday.  I’m not a gambler, but I suspect it has something to do with something they’ve found at Qeiyafa.  That, or they’ve finally found Goliath’s rattle.

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6 thoughts on “Archaeological Tease: The Valley of Elah and Yosef Garfinkel’s Big Reveal

  1. arenmaeir 2 May 2012 at 11:45 am

    Since we at Gath found Philistine phalli, I would guess that he found the foreskins…


    • Jim 2 May 2012 at 11:54 am



  2. […] Lauer, and others, have sent out the Hebrew University media announcement of a forthcoming press conference next week […]


  3. Qeiyafa Reveal « Roses and Razorwire 4 May 2012 at 12:39 pm

    […] regarding Kh. Qeiyafa.  The press conference info was sent out by Joseph Lauer and mentioned on several blogs already.  The press release mentions the importance on the news for history, archaeology, and […]


  4. Dov Smith 7 May 2012 at 5:49 am

    Anyone interested in subscribing to the Hebrew University’s archaeology news distribution list can send an email to with the subject line “Subscribe to archaeology list”


    • Jim 7 May 2012 at 7:00 am

      thanks very much. i’m posting this as a separate entry and sharing it on the biblical studies list as well.


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