COURTESY OF THE LEON LEVY EXPEDITION TO ASHKELON
ASHKELON’S CEMETERY is the first extensive burial ground found at a Philistine city. Archaeologists uncovered more than 210 burials in the cemetery—located outside the ancient city and used from the eleventh to eighth centuries B.C.E. In this photo (from left), Drs. Adam Aja, Sherry Fox, and Daniel Master discuss a tenth–ninth century B.C.E. burial, containing two individuals on top of each other. The bottom individual has a badly broken leg. Archaeologists have already removed half of the top skeleton.