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Video: Har Karkom–Archaeological Discoveries on a Holy Mountain in the Desert of Exodus
Emmanuel Anati discusses the possible location of Mt. Sinai
Biblical Archaeology Society Staff • 02/14/2014
In 1994, a peculiar discovery concerned a cave, which was inhabited by a solitary human being in the Bronze Age. Hermit Cave, as it was called, had the remains of a fireplace, an area used as a bed like platform with the rock on one side and a row of stones on the other, shreds of a large water jar, two flint blades and a bone spatula. In addition remains of cooking were found, among which were ostrich egg shells (dated by C14 to 4130 +/- 50 BP = 2136 BC). Probably we will never know the name of this “hermit”, but now we have an archaeological testimony of an episode which is similar to that described in the Bible, of Moses who “went to the mountain and remained there by himself for 40 days” (Exodus, 24,18).
Fig. 163. Large stone with anthropomorphic face, with indications of eyebrows and a long, vertical nose, near a BAC site. The high level of erosion does not allow us to establish whether the forms are natural or emphasised by man.
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL—The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced that salvage excavations in advance of work on a natural gas pipeline have revealed a small rural settlement that reached its greatest extent in the third century B.C., when the region was ruled by the Hellenistic Seleucid Dynasty. Like many other rural villages in Israel, the site was abandoned sometime in the first century B.C., when Herod the Great began his reign. "The phenomenon of villages and farms being abandoned at the beginning of Herod the Great's rule is one that we are familiar with from many rural sites in Judea," Jerusalem regional archaeologist Yuval Baruch explained in an IAA statement. "And it may be related to Herod's massive building projects in Jerusalem, particularly the construction of the Temple Mount, and the mass migration of villagers to the capital to work on these projects."
Star of David at Mt. Karkom, Israel c. 1200 BCE.
Star of david mt karkom-2
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Emmanuel Anati is founder and Executive Director of the Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici in Capo di Ponte, Italy, and Professor Ordinarius (ret.) of Palaeo-ethnology at the University of Lecce, Italy.
In 1948 got the scientific maturity in the "Righi" institute of Rome. He then moved to Jerusalem, where he graduated in archaeology from the local Hebrew University in 1952. In 1959 Anati specialized in anthropology and social sciences at Harvard University. In 1960 he obtained a Ph.D. in Literature at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Anati has performed excavations and archaeological research in Israel (especially in the Negev desert), Spain, France and other European countries. Based on the results of his discoveries in the Sinai Peninsula Anati has become a supporter of the thesis that the Biblical Mount Sinai is not to be identified in the Gebel Katherina, but in Har Karkom instead.