The Babylonian destruction layer in the City of David is the dark bit with bits of embedded pottery around the middle of the picture. Eliyahu Yanai, Courtesy of the City of David Archive

Archaeologists Find Destruction Left by Babylonian Conquest of Jerusalem

A thick destruction layer featuring storage jars with marks typical of sixth century B.C.E., and a remarkable ivory statuette of a nude woman, were unearthed beyond Jerusalem city walls

A bizarrely uneven but unmistakable destruction layer dating from the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.E. has been found by archaeologists digging in the City of David, at the foot of the Old City...

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