The fortress’s existence proves that geopolitical tensions were just as high in ancient times as they are today.
A Canaanite fortress from the middle of the 12th century BCE was recently discovered by the Israel Antiquities Authority and teenage volunteers in an excavation close to Kibbutz Galon, near Kiryat Gat.
“The fortress we found provides a glimpse into the geopolitical reality described in the Book of Judges, in which the Canaanites, Israelites and Philistines are fighting each other,” the archaeologists said.
Watch and learn about the 3000-year-old fortress. The site is now open to the public free of charge!