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    Geophysical prospection at Tel Azekah by means of Electrical Resistivity Tomography (2D/3D) 

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    Azekah is the place above the valley that is remembered in cultural memory as the arena of the battle between David and Goliath!

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    Azekah is the place that the last defenders of Lachish wrote just before they were capture by the Babylonians in 586 BCE that "We cannot see any more the fire-signals of Azekah"

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    Azekah is the Judahite stronghold that the mighty Assyrian King described as "an eagle’s nest…with towers that project to the sky like swords"

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    We’ll be starting to dig on July 13th!

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    Azekah and Lachish were the last two towns to fall to the Babylonians before the overthrow of Jerusalem!

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    The name Azekah (עזקה) derives from the Hebrew root עז"ק, means "to dig round" (in agricultural sense)


About Azekah

Perched 117 m above the rolling hills of the Judean lowlands (Shephelah) sits Azekah, in antiquity one of the main towns and the regional center of the fertile plains of the magnificent Valley of Elah. For millennia, Azekah flourished and grew, benefiting from both its rich natural and strategic location on one of the main routes leading from the coastal plain to Jerusalem and the south.