In the course of time, David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and he took Gath and its surrounding villages from the control of the Philistines.
1 Chronicles 18:1
According to the “Official (and Unofficial)” journal of The Ackerman Family Bar-Ilan University Expedition to Gath (whew), the expedition has discovered a massive stone gate which they are reasonably certain marks the entrance to the biblical city of Gath. Home of Goliath, the famously overconfident champion of the Philistines, Gath was hailed in its day as perhaps the largest and most well fortified metropolis in the area, and is largely considered to have been besieged and conquered in 830 B.C. by Hazael, King of Aram Damascus.
The first known excavation on the site began over a hundred years ago, with the Bar-Ilan expedition about to enter its 20th year. Visit their project overview page to read more about the expedition and how some of their discoveries have taken place. Whether they’ve truly found Goliath’s hometown or not, it’s bound to be fascinating seeing what they discover as the site is unearthed! – See more at: http://kingdomgames.com/en/news/blog/archaeologists-discover-massive-front-gates-of-what-may-be-gath#sthash.6fCYW3li.dpuf