Discovery sends minimalists hiding

Jerusalem (Photo credit: swallroth)

Well… or not… but it is a bit cool if you can get past the extended observations:

A large water reservoir dating to the First Temple period was uncovered during archaeological excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), in cooperation with the Nature and Parks Authority, near Robinson’s Arch in Jerusalem.

The excavation which exposed the reservoir is part of ongoing efforts to map ancient Jerusalem’s entire drainage channel. The findings, together with other discoveries from the past year, will be presented on Thursday at the 13th annual conference on the “City of David Studies of Ancient Jerusalem.” (here)

The honest to goodness Dr. West doubts some of the extended observations… and with good cause. You do not start with a conclusion and reach a hypothesis…

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