Duby Tal/Albatross

NOT THE TEMPLE. Excavations atop Mt. Gerizim have not exactly revealed the temple of YHWH that Josephus says the Samaritans built here. (The prominent square walls with an octagonal structure in the center are from a later Byzantine church that razed the walls of the temple itself.) But the excavations revealed walls of three sacred precincts from the Persian, Hellenistic and Byzantine periods.