What an amazing discovery. Ancient relics are the first definite sign of the Bible's King David (and they're next door to a Philistine city where Goliath might have made his home...) Ruins had ban on 'graven images' - so might have been Judaic religion Inhabitants also observed a ban on pork Evidence of Biblical king David David was 'not a mythological figure' Finds 'strengthen the idea of the Bible as history) Here's a bit from the article: According to Prof. Garfinkel, This is the first time that archaeologists uncovered a fortified city in Judah from the time of King David. Even in Jerusalem we do not have a clear fortified city from his period. Thus, various suggestions that completely deny the biblical tradition regarding King David and argue that he was a mythological figure, or just a leader of a small tribe, are now shown to be wrong. Garfinkel continued, Over the years, thousands of animal bones were found, including sheep, goats and cattle, but no pigs. Now we uncovered three cultic rooms, with various cultic paraphernalia, but not even one human or animal figurine was found. This suggests that the population of Khirbet Qeiyafa observed two biblical banson pork and on graven imagesand thus practiced a different cult than that of the Canaanites or the Philistines. Read more: Ancient relics are the first definite sign of the Bible's King David (and they're found facing a Philistine city where Goliath might have made his home...) | Mail Online Because these shrines pre-date the construction of Solomon¿s temple in Jerusalem by 30 to 40 years, they provide the first physical evidence of a cult in the time of King David, with significant implications for the fields of archaeology, history, biblical and religion studies And more pictures at the link. Exciting!