Monday, October 11, 2010

Archeological Dig, Samaria

From 1920, the excavation of Ahab's Palace in Samaria. Most of the workers were women, who carried away hundreds of tons of soil in baskets perched on their heads. When the dig was complete all of the soil was brought back and the complex was once again buried beneath the earth.

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Alex Kaeda said...

I tried finding out more about this dig . . . . but I'm just not finding any really good info . . . any hints on where to look? What forbidden manuscripts and lost web pages i should read to discover more?

Was the mad Arab Scholar Abdul Al-Hazred ever at Samaria?

Propnomicon said...

@ Alex Kaeda

You may want to try Googling "Ahab's palace", "ivory palace", or the "ivory house". Here are a few sites that touch on excavations at the site:

Alex Kaeda said...

Thank you. My google-fu failed me :(