The photographs on this page are of
Tell Sera (Tell esh-Sharia), which is identified as Ziklag by most
scholars including Aharoni, B. Mazar, Kallai, Rainey, Na'aman, and Seger.
The site is situated midway between Beersheba and Gaza at 535 ft (168 m)
above sea level. About five acres at the summit, the tell is horseshoe
shaped with steep slopes on all sides except on the west side. Six
seasons of excavations by Eliezer Oren in the 1970s uncovered remains
from Chalcolithic to early Islamic periods.