King David’s Palace Discovered?

palacePost 10 – King David’s palace, in this week’s #weeklybiblereadingarcheology. In 1 Chronicles 14:1, King Hiram of the Phonecian city of Tyre sends cedar timbers, stone-masons and woodworkers to build a palace for King David. Since 2005 the world renowned archeologist Eilat Mazar has been digging near the top of the “Millo” in the City of David (Top left, silver arrow. For more information on the Millo see post 9). There she uncovered a large structure (Bottom left) that she has identified as David’s palace. The structure had Phonecian features, not surprisingly as it was built by King Hiram’s workers. Among these features are ornamental pillar tops called capitals (Bottom right). Based on where they were discovered it is surmised that they were once part of a balcony (Top right, gold arrow). Was this the balcony that got David into trouble? #biblereadingarcheology #biblereadingarchaeology

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