In this photo taken Wednesday, July 6, 2011, volunteers and archeologists work at the excavation site in Tel el-Safi, southern Israel. At the remains of an ancient metropolis in southern Israel, ... more 
In this photo taken Wednesday, July 6, 2011, volunteers and archeologists work at the excavation site in Tel el-Safi, southern Israel. At the remains of an ancient metropolis in southern Israel, archaeologists are piecing together the history of a people remembered chiefly as the bad guys of the Hebrew Bible. The city of Gath, where this year's digging season began this week, is helping scholars paint a more nuanced portrait of the Philistines, who appear in the biblical story as the perennial enemies of the Israelites. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ariel Schalit
Fri, Jul 8, 2011 6:00 AM EDT