Jericho Excavation Fund

An artist (lower left) draws in situ grain storage jars excavated at Jericho. A total of six bushels of grain were discovered in a single excavation season amid the charred debris of City IV, giving an important clue to the city’s demise. Its end could not have come as a result of a siege, because that would have exhausted the city’s food supply. Instead, the attack must have occurred suddenly, soon after the spring harvest—two crucial details that match the account in the Book of Joshua.