In Israel, the Bible's tale of an Assyrian attack might have been uncovered. On Aug. 19, NBC News reported that an ancient wall in Israel seems to match a Bible story about an Assyrian attack. The mud wall uncovered by archaeologists measured about 12 feet wide by 15 feet high -- it would have been the perfect barricade for about 17 acres of land.
"The fortifications appear to protect an artificial harbor. If so, this would be a discovery of international significance, the first known harbor of this kind in our corner of the Levant," said Tel Aviv University's Alexander Fantalkin.
The Israel wall suggests the Bible story about an Assyrian attack was true. The uncovered wall appeared to be damaged in an earthquake -- one that is mentioned in the year 1033. But what does it all mean? As of right now, there is a lot of speculation surrounding this wall and what it could mean... but if something similar is written in the Bible and the descriptions match, it would be a huge advancement historically and religiously.
"They say the buildings and walls were apparently built after the earlier fortifications were abandoned, and were probably destroyed by an earthquake in the second half of the 2nd century B.C. Ancient coins, weights and other artifacts were found among the ruins," NBC News reported.
The Israel Bible Assyrian connection might have just been revealed.
© Effie Orfanides 2013