Tel Gezer Excavation Project. S. Wolff

FANCY FINDS. Among the objects discovered in the main rooms of the destroyed house was a cylinder seal featuring Reshep, the Canaanite plague and war god, battling enemies and taking captives. Pottery (shown here) and radiocarbon evidence date the house’s destruction to the late 13th century, when Pharaoh Merneptah launched his devastating campaign into Canaan.