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Female “King” Ruled in Canaan, Carving Suggests

April 27, 2009

The home of a mysterious female “king” in Canaan, the land that became ancient Israel, may finally have been identified.

Archaeologists digging in the ruins of the Canaanite city-state Beth-Shemesh last summer found a decorated plaque with what could be the first known depiction of a ruler known as the Mistress of the Lionesses.

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