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

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The Babylonian destruction layer in the City of David
The Babylonian destruction layer in the City of David is the dark bit with bits of embedded pottery around the middle of the picture.Credit: Eliyahu Yanai, Courtesy of the City of David Archive
Ruth Schuster
Ruth Schuster
Jug handles with the rosette seal used by the administrative system at the end of the Judean Kingdom in the seventh century B.C.E..Credit: Eliyahu Yanai, Courtesy of the City of David Archive

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