Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

#1243 – Canaanite Bracelet and Fresco at Sussita

Canaanite bracelet

Canaanite bracelet

Further reports on discoveries of the 2010 excavation season include discussion of the report of a Canaanite bracelet being found in the excavation of the remains of a small village near the city of Sefat. The excavation of a small village is a rare occurrence, archaeologists have the opportunity here for further excavations which may provide new insights into Canaanite village life.

Other discoveries we discuss in this week’s program include a fresco from the decapolis city of Hippos/Sussita, overlooking the Sea of Galilee. And the discovery of a huge golden coin at Tel Kedesh, one of the cities of refuge described in the Old Testament (although this coin was from a later period).


2 responses

  1. I can’t believe y’all were not aware of this erroneous report by the IAA. Robert Deutsch exposed it weeks ago as a modern bedouin trinket.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    • George, thanks for bringing the Deutsch report to our attention. We were not aware of it when we recorded this program.

      September 8, 2010 at 8:34 pm

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