The Excavation of the “Temple Hill” Repository Pit and the Cult Stands
1. Edition 2010
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis. Series Archaeologica -
In the words of late Professor Moshe Kochavi, the Philistine repository pit at Yavneh is the kind of discovery made only once every fifty years. It is the richest repository pit ever found from Bronze and Iron Ages Israel/Palestine, containing thousands of cultic finds originating from a temple, including an unprecedented number – more than a hundred – of cult stands (so-called “architectural models”) carrying rich figurative art, dozens of fire-pans, chalices and other objects.
The present volume includes the full publication of the excavation, the stratigraphy, the cult stands and the figures detached from cult stands, several clay and stone altars and some pottery vessels related to burning of plant material, most likely incense.