Hirbat Qaiyafa

Local nameחורבת קייאפה
LocationBeit Shemesh, Israel

Khirbet Qeiyafa is the site of an ancient fortress city overlooking the Elah Valley and dated to the first half of the 10th century BCE. The ruins of the fortress were uncovered in 2007, near the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh, 30 km from Jerusalem. It covers nearly 2.5 ha and is encircled by a 700-meter-long city wall constructed of stones weighing up to eight tons each. Excavations at site continued in subsequent years.

Tags Archaeological Site
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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khirbet_Qeiyafa

Address Israel

Coordinates 31°41'47.156" N 34°57'26.493" E

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