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Ancient City Gate Uncovered in the Galilee

Bethsaida aerial from northeast_ Bethsaida aerial from northeast (Photo: bibleplaces.com)

Could this ancient gate uncovered in the Galilee have ties to biblical King David?

A 10th century BCE Galilee city gate through which King David may have walked to claim a bride was uncovered by archaeologists at the recently finished 2018 season of the Bethsaida Excavations Project, excavation director Prof. Rami Arav told The Times of Israel.

Standing at 3 meters, “it is the largest and the best preserved city gate [in Israel],” said Arav. Likewise, this year’s excavation provides evidence that Bethsaida, an Aramean settlement, houses one of the earliest towers incorporated in city walls in Israel, he said.

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