LONDON (Aug. 25)
A Canaanite Holy Site at Bethel was reported here today to have been located by a team of American archaeologists excavating in the Beitin village area in Jordan.
The Jordan Antiquities Department reported that the site had been used as early as 2500 B.C.E. and that the expedition found that the bloodstains from animal sacrifices were still visible on the white limestone altar. The Department said the Temple appeared to have been in use as late as in the days of the patriarch Abraham.