Tel Qudadi

29 Dec 2010

At ... we learn that Tel Qudadi, a fortress on the mouth of the Yarkon River (now part of modern Tel Aviv) was not a fortified place of Solomon or of Ahab, as previously designated - but was an Assyrian fort of the late 8th/ early 7th centuries BC. Hence, pottery styles and other cultural artifacts within Tel Qudadi may likewise have to be adjusted. I wonder what Bob Porter and chums are saying on Yahoo?

One of the key finds was an amphora, a large jar used to transport olive oil or wine, which had an origin in Lesbos. It is in fact the earliest example of this type of amphora anywhere in the Mediterranean. Might the dates yet still be wrong?