(BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS) — A structure from Biblical times, which one volunteer identified as the gates of Solomon’s desert fortress, has been uncovered at the Biblical Tamar Park in southern Israel. Paul Lagno, Bible student and participant in a five-day dig at the Biblical Tamar Park, suggested that the discovery gives evidence to the Biblical account of Judean control over Tamar.
"The Bible says that Solomon built a fortress in the desert," Lagno noted to Breaking Israel News. He believes the site shows "all the hallmarks of the gate of Solomon – all the hallmarks of the fortified city."
However, expert excavators at the site dispute the origins of the ruins. According to Dr. Tali Erickson-Gini, the dig’s lead archaeologist, employed by the Israel Antiquities Authority, most in the field do not accept the ruins as being Solomonic.
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