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Ai [‛Ay; now Khirbet al-Tall; et-Tell, Arab.: ‘The Ruin’]locked

  • Joseph A. Callaway


Site of a walled Early Bronze Age city of 11.1 ha, 24 km north of Jerusalem. It was built c. 3100 bc by outsiders from north Syria over a village of c. 3200 bc. It survived through four major phases until c. 2350 bc, when an unknown enemy sacked and burnt the entire city and drove away its inhabitants; even its ancient name was lost. In about ...

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