View of Very Green Tell es-Safi/Gath and environs from the west

The Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project Official (and Unofficial) Weblog

Here’s a cool picture for the weekend (courtesy of Amit).

A view of Tell es-Safi/Gath (just to the right of the middle of the picture, on the horizon) and its environs, taken from the west of the tell, driving on “Route 6” (Trans-Israel Highway).

Several interesting things:

1) Notice how the sites stands out when viewed from the west – and if you know in which direction to look – the site can be seen from most of Philistia.

2) For those of you who are familiar with the site in the summer months – notice how different things look in the winter: green all over!

3) Notice how the white cliffs on the NW side of the tell (which gave the site its names: Tell es-Safi [the pure mound] and Blanche Garde [the white fortress]) are easily visible.

View of Safi from west_21_2_14 Amit


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