Massive Feet of the Jordan Valley

Posted by on April 16th, 2009


Archeologists have been unearthing massive structures in the Jordan Valley that appear to be shaped like feet when viewed from the sky. The ancient structures, that date back to the 12 Century BCE, were apparently used as rallying point for troops and ceremonies. The discovering team pondered the Ancient’s decision to shape the structures like feet:

“The ‘foot’ structures that we found in the Jordan valley are the first sites that the People of Israel built upon entering Canaan and they testify to the biblical concept of ownership of the land with the foot,” said archaeologist Prof. Adam Zertal of the University of Haifa, who headed the excavating team that exposed five compounds in the shape of an enormous “foot”, that it were likely to have been used at that time to mark ownership of territory.”

The sites have been shown to be consistent with the biblical description of “Gilgals”, Hebrew for camp, a term used heavily in the bible. These foot shaped structures would be the first archeological evidence for the existence of Gilgals if so. The above photo still kind of looks like an ear to us.

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2 Responses to “Massive Feet of the Jordan Valley”

  1. AndrewMayne Says:

    Now I know how to answer “what lays in the shadow of the giant”! Israeli commandos.

  2. AndrewMayne Says:

    Now I know how to answer “what lays in the shadow of the statue”! Israeli commandos.