Archaeologists Drop Bible, Pick Up Science to Solve Jerusalem Puzzles

Israeli researchers have embarked on a four-year quest to accurately date the remains of ancient Jerusalem, hoping to find clues about the biblical city and the elusive kingdom of David and Solomon

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Area E of the the City of David digs contains a long sequence of habitation layers, from a Bronze Age house to a Hellenistic dovecote, and is one of the main points for collecting samples in the Jerusalem radiocarbon dating project.
Area E of the the City of David digs contains a long sequence of habitation layers and is one of the main points for collecting samples in the Jerusalem radiocarbon dating project.Credit: Ariel David
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Remains of the Spring Tower in the City of David, Jerusalem. The massive fortification protected the city’s main source of water, and its date has recently been moved to the late ninth century B.C.E.Credit: Ariel David
Archaeologists Joe Uziel, left, and Yuval Gadot standing near the massive remains of the Spring Tower in the City of David, Jerusalem.Credit: Ariel David
The so-called Stepped Stone Structure, a retaining wall that supports the putative palace of King David. But is it from the 10th or ninth century B.C.E.? Credit: Ariel David
Underground tunnels that run under the Spring Tower and are part of the City of David’s water supply system. Will they have to be redated too?Credit: Ariel David

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