Ancient finds could prove Biblical kings David and Solomon were real

December 19, 2014 3:01 PM

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Ancient finds could prove Biblical kings David and Solomon were real

Kings David and Solomon may be memorable figures from the Bible, but plenty of scholars think they were mere figments of somebody's imagination. One big reason is that the archaeological record doesn't mesh: These two supposedly ruled in the 10th-century BC, but where's the physical evidence? Now, however, an archaeological team from Mississippi State University has dug up six clay seals in Israel that support the idea of such reigns, reports Science Daily.

The seals are tangible evidence that some kind of government was operating near what is present-day Gaza in the Iron Age, say the researchers. As io9 explains, the seals "do not have any writing or symbols that declare 'King David was here.'" But they lend weight to the theory that David and Solomon...

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