Signs of war

It must have been an intimidating sight from below – the steep sides of the tell topped by a massive city wall. But the Assyrian soldiers were seasoned veterans. They attacked the city of En-Rimmon. We find signs of war even on this steep side of Tell Halif.

Arrowheads were found here. Not that we can always be sure that they were from this attack, but together with other signs they point to a violent destruction of the city by attacking armies. Metal does not survive well in this soil. It often corrodes. But some metal objects survive, brittle though they may be. And we can be thankful for this evidence, for through it we can gain just a glimpse of the story of this place.

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  1. Pingback: Destroyed by war | Imagining the past: Archaeology and the Bible

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