Archaeology: The City of Solomon's Cauldrons

In the Biblical land of Gilead, on the east side of the Jordan River, stands a flat-topped mound 140 ft. high called Tell es-Sa'īdîyeh, the "Hill of Women of the Sa'īd Tribe." Its surface is thinly littered with pottery fragments, and a sharp eye can pick out traces of ancient walls. Archaeologists have long suspect ed that the place has a formidable his tory, but they could do little more than guess until famed Digger James B.

Pritchard of the University of Pennsylvania started exploring there two months ago. Pritchard hit pay dirt...

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