BIBLE HISTORY DAILY

Unearthing Jerusalem’s Millo

A video interview with Chris McKinny and Joe Uziel

Millo

Canaanite wall and spring tower, Jerusalem. Courtesy Nathan Steinmeyer.

In the Hebrew Bible, three buildings in ancient Jerusalem are frequently mentioned together: the Temple, the palace, and the Millo. While you know the Temple and have heard of David and Solomon’s palace, the Millo is a monument you have probably heard very little about. One of the reasons is that archaeologists and biblical scholars are not very sure where or even what it was. Now, a new theory has been put forward regarding the location and function of this important biblical site, a place where kings were both crowned (1 Kings 1) and murdered (2 Kings 12:20). Although you can read more about this new theory in “The Millo: Jerusalem’s Lost Monument,” published in the Fall 2023 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, we also caught up with two of the authors, Chris McKinny and Joe Uziel, in Jerusalem’s City of David to learn more.

 


Read more in Bible History Daily:

King Joash and Jerusalem’s Beit Millo

King David’s Palace and the Millo

Read more in the BAS Library:

The Missing Millennium in Jerusalem’s Archaeology

Jerusalem and the Holy Land(fill)

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