Tag: Biblical Jerusalem

The City of David is believed to be Biblical Jerusalem, and is the modern city’s oldest settled neighborhood. Located south of the famous Temple Mount, excavations have revealed it to be a Bronze Age walled city. According to traditional Jerusalem history and narratives in the Hebrew Bible, it is the place where King David established his capital and built his palace.

The Ophel Treasure

09/01 | A striking cache, including a gold medallion inscribed with a menorah, shofar (ram’s horn) and a Torah scroll, was found at the foot of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.   Read more…

Posted in News, Artifacts and the Bible, Jerusalem.

Video: Inside the 2012 Ophel Excavations

01/15 | The Ophel in Jerusalem sits at the heart of Biblical archaeology. The site’s rich research history stretches back to Charles Warren in the 1860s, and the Ophel continues to yield   Read more…

Posted in Jerusalem.

In Their Own Words: David Ussishkin

01/11 | This article originally appeared as “Strata: In Their Own Words” in the January/February 2013 issue of BAR.   Read more…

Posted in Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works.

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