Beneath the streets of Jerusalem

By Gideon

The City of David is considered one of Israel’s most important historical landmarks. It is also one of the country’s most complicated sites. Jewish organization uses the site’s archaeological findings to prove a continuous Jewish presence in Jerusalem. Palestinians in nearby Silwan neighborhood fear it is encroaching on their neighborhood.  Archaeologists agree that the area of the Temple Mount, comprised the original Jerusalem of the Biblical King David. Archaeology in Jerusalem dates back well over a century. British archaeologists began digging below the Old City 150 years ago, revealing remains that many say are those of a walled settlement ruled by the biblical Jewish king David. That City of David site, still an active dig, is now also a tourist attraction, with around 400,000 visitors a year. 

The videos shown below reflect on the complexity and the importance of the archaeological digs beneath the city streets









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