Samson eliminated the Philistine leadership. Could one man pull down an entire temple? Archaeologists uncovered two Philistine temples: Tel Qasile, in northern Tel Aviv, and one in Tel Miqne, ancient Ekron, 21 miles south of Tel Aviv. Both share a unique design; two central pillars supported the roof and the pillars were made of wood and rested on stone bases. With the pillars being about six feet apart, a strong man could dislodge them from their stone bases and bring down the structure.