A 3D View of the Tell es-Safi Excavations

The Weizmann Institute’s Steve Weiner and Yotam Asscher developed an interactive pdf model of the excavations at Tell es-Safi’s Area A. Right-click here and select ‘save as’ to download the movable pdf, which can be opened with Adobe Acrobat reader and other pdf viewers.

On the Tell es-Safi/Gath web blog, excavation director Aren Maeir writes:

See the PDF file below which is a very cool 3D representation of the main section of the Area A excavations this year. This image was made by Steve and Yotam by taking several hundred photos of the area from various angles, and then “dumping” them into a cool program which “stitches” them together to create a quite astounding 3D, movable image of the area.

Open up the PDF file below and play around with it with your mouse – you can move the view of the area around in all directions! Pretty cool!

Click here to download the interactive 3D model of Area A.


Interested in Tell es-Safi/Gath?

A Philistine Bichrome sherd with a bird decoration found in the 2013 season. For a rare representation of the Philistine bird, see: https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/wp-content/uploads/diggers-return-7.jpg

Check out the Tell es-Safi/Gath blog.

Learn more in Bible History Daily

Where Did the Philistines Come From?

Video Interview with Tell es-Safi/Gath’s Aren Maeir

Video: Philistine and Israelite Religion at Tell es-Safi/Gath

Learn more in the BAS Library

Maeir, Aren M. “Prize Find: Horned Altar from Tell es-Safi Hints at Philistine Origins.Biblical Archaeology Review, Jan/Feb 2012, 35.

Ehrlich, Carl S., Maeir, Aren M. “Excavating Philistine Gath: Have We Found Goliath’s Hometown?.Biblical Archaeology Review, Nov/Dec 2001, 22-27, 29-31.

Maeir, Aren M. “Did Captured Ark Afflict Philistines with E.D.?.” Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 2008, 46-51.

Maeir, Aren M. “Archaeological Views: Is Biblical Archaeology Passé?Biblical Archaeology Review, May/Jun 2007, 28.

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