Bible and archaeology news
The Jerusalem District Planning and Construction Committee approved this week a plan to build a new visitor center above the ongoing Givati parking lot excavations within the existing City of David archaeological park. The center, which will be built on stilts to protect and provide visitor access to the excavations below, will include an exhibition hall, classroom space and a rooftop observatory, as well as parking for the City of David complex. “The plan is an example of outstanding architecture that will contribute to the development of the national park and create public space that befits the location within the site and the city,” said Israel’s Ministry of Interior in a statement. After the plan was approved, the Israel Nature and Parks authority razed a Palestinian community center at the building site that included a playground, community center and café.
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