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Biblical bombshell as archaeologists discover origins of David and Goliath battle

A monumental discovery in the Holy Land may hold the key to the biblical mystery of David and Goliath

David, an Israelite, defeated Goliath, a Philistine giant, in single combat in one of the most famous episodes of the Bible.

With little evidence to support the legend, its origins have proved mysterious – yet now a new discovery could shed light on the tale.

Archaeologists excavating Goliath’s hometown, Gath, have unearthed a new layer of ruins dating back to the time of the biblical battle – and they’re unusually large.

Excavation director Aren Maeir, of Bar Ilan University in Israel, said the discovery came as a surprise after 23 years.

He said: “We now know the size and impressive nature of the early Iron Age city is quite different than previously thought. “READ MORE…”

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