The High Place at Gezer


by Ori~
published on 31 December 2015

Standing stones from the so-called "High Place" at Tel Gezer in modern-day Israel. Built in the last stage of the Middle Bronze Age II, the exact purpose of these standing stones is unknown to this day. There have been several hypotheses put forward since the 20th Century CE. These have included the ideas that the structures may have functioned as altars, some form of cultic site, a monument to a peace treaty among local tribes, or even a place for infant sacrifice—a practice that occurred elsewhere at Gezer, but which has been deemed unlikely for the high place by archaeologist, William Dever.

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