Archaeologist Eilat Mazar has been digging around the City of David for several years. A short video has been posted showing results from the last few months on the southern edge of the Temple Mount, an area known as the Ophel.
Mazar’s grandfather, Benjamin Mazar, excavated in this same area back in the 1970’s. Eilat worked there as a student under her grandfather and is currently directing fresh work there. She believes she has discovered walls and structures from Solomon’s time, in the mid-to-late 10th century B.C.
In this video, she and others discuss some of their most recent discoveries. Amir Kohen Klonymus, one of the supervisors, begins the video with some ash, a piece of 3,000 year-old wood, and lots of what he believes to be burned grapes. These are from an Iron IIA level. Iron IIA is basically considered the time of the United Monarchy.
This and several other interesting videos are on the Key to David’s City blog. You should enjoy watching them.
HT: Ferrell Jenkins
I’m still in Sevilla, Spain. We’ve met each day with churches here and have enjoyed time in the homes of some of the Christians. I’ve presented several Bible lessons as well as a presentation in Spanish on Khirbet Qeiyafa. There are Roman ruins throughout Spain, so people here have a strong interest in the ancient past. It’s even nicer when it happens to fall within the context of the Bible, as Qeiyafa does. I’ll post more soon, so be sure to check back.