The Hebrew Bible makes it clear that King David and his successors were buried somewhere on the narrow ridge of the City of David near the Gihon Spring where the earliest city of Jerusalem was located. But where exactly? In an early-20th-century excavation, Raymond Weill believed he had discovered the royal necropolis, but many have challenged the identification. Was Weill right?
For further reading on King David’s tomb, click here.
These drawings are published in The City of David: Revisiting Early Excavations by Raymond Weill and L.-H. Vincent.
This article was originally published in Bible History Daily on October 09, 2012
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