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Discovering the Biblical city of Libnah
Archaeology is no longer just for archaeologists; a Bar Ilan University initiative is leading experts and volunteers on the excavation of the Biblical city of Libnah, or Tel Burna as it is known today. Take a look at what they found.

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Archaeologists and volunteers lay down around the structures they discovered in Libnah.

(Skyview Photography Ltd)

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A handle stamped with a seal consistent with the kingdom of Judah.

(Itzhaq Shai)

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Volunteers enjoy getting their hands dirty by helping to excavate the Tel Burna site.

(Itzhaq Shai)

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Studying a decanter found at the Tel Burna site.

(Itzhaq Shai)

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A statue, possibly an idol, found at the Tel Burna site.

(Itzhaq Shai)

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Very unique triplet vessels that were possibly used for cult-like rituals.

(Itzhaq Shai)

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An excavator holding a "Lady of Burna" statue.

(Itzhaq Shai)

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An aerial view of the entire Tel Burna excavation site.

(Skyview Photography Ltd)

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Part of a clay mask found at the Tel Burna site.

(Itzhaq Shai)

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An artifact depicting a scarab found at the Tel Burna site.

(Itzhaq Shai)

Discovering the Biblical city of Libnah

Archaeology is no longer just for archaeologists; a Bar Ilan University initiative is leading experts and volunteers on the excavation of the Biblical city of Libnah, or Tel Burna as it is known today. Take a look at what they found.

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