Nachshon Sneh of Kibbutz Gat

Pottery sherd inscribed in Aramaic, one of the Persian-period artifacts from Kadesh-Barnea, the southern terminus on the Biblical north-south desert route called the “Way of the Spies.” The abundance of finds such as these from Kadesh-Barnea indicates that the “Way of the Spies” continued to be used into the Persian period.