Archaeologists in Golan Heights Unearth Fort Dated to Time of King David
Researchers say the newly discovered site was probably part of the enigmatic Kingdom of Geshur.
Rock etchings were unearthed inside the fort that showed two figures with raised arms, possibly praying toward the moon. They also discovered a statuette of a woman holding a musical instrument that looks like a drum.
“We understood that we had something very, very important,” says dig co-director Barak Tzin, an archaeologist at the University of Haifa, in a Hebrew video translated by the Times. “We were astonished to discover a rare and exciting find: a large basalt stone with a schematic engraving of two horned figures with outspread arms. Smithsonian Magazine