Philistine House

It is the end of the digging season here at Ashkelon, and I wanted to share with you some of the neat things that have been discovered in other grids. In Grid 38 they uncovered an ancient Philistine house. The Philistines were people who lived all around Israel 3000 years ago. Archaeologist Adam wanted to share the house with you!  

Junior Archaeologist Assignment

Adam wants to know how the rooms in your house are connected. Do they share walls? doors?  How do you get from one place to another in your home?  Draw a map of the rooms in your house and e-mail it to me at and I will share it with him. I will also post it on the blog!  

Question of the Day

Why do you think the house had a built in bench?  What do you think the shells on the floor near the bench were used for?