Tel Miqne-Ekron Excavation/Ilan Sztulman

Leaving no stone unturned, area supervisor Tanya McCullough of the University of Toronto displays a rosette, a royal Assyrian symbol, carved into a large stone slab discovered in the final Philistine city at Tel Miqne-Ekron. Excavators found the stone in the remains of a monumental Neo-Assyrian-type palace, among the destruction debris of the 603 B.C. campaign of the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar.