‘Atiqot 72 (2012)
Was Shiqmona Devastated by an Earthquake in the Seventh Century CE?
Keywords: geology, limestone bedrock, paleosol
Excavations at Tel Shiqmona have revealed that the Byzantine city was demolished in an abrupt and violent event during the seventh century CE. During excavations carried out to the southeast of Tel Shiqmona, some wall deformations were observed. The nature of these deformations is described and evaluated in this paper.
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