King David era artefacts discovered in Israel

Jerusalem, June 17 (IANS) Israeli archaeologists discovered 3,000-year-old ceramics from the time of the biblical King David in a reservoir in the Valley of Elah, the Israel Antiquities Authority has announced.

This is the fourth entry of this type discovered to date, dating from the 10 century BC under the kingdom of Judah, Efe news agency rteported on Tuesday.

Pieces of clay jars were found in 2012 in excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Valley of Elah, near the Israeli town of Beit Shemesh, and where, according to the biblical account, the mythical battle between David and Goliath took place.

In the fragments were inscriptions that aroused the curiosity of researchers, who reconstructed them and were able to decipher the name of King Eshbaal, one of the four sons of King Saul, the founder of the kingdom of Israel.

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