The fortifications at Tel Burna: Date, function and meaning

Itzhaq Shai, Deborah Cassuto, Amit Dagan, Joe Uziel

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The first two seasons of work at Tel Burna have focused on revealing a segment of the fortification walls partially exposed along the perimeter of the upper tel. The discovery of a seventh-century BCE silo cutting the inner wall of the fortifications provides a terminus ante quem for the wall. This discovery, in conjunction with other finds from the excavations, presents us with a unique opportunity to explore the significance and meaning of fortifications and the fortified towns along the western border of ancient Judah.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-157
Number of pages17
JournalIsrael Exploration Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2012


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