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Palace of King David

Area G – City of David, Jerusalem – Palace of King David

Area G is the name that archaeologists gave to what they called Royal Quarter of King David’s Capital – King David’s Palace. Area G in the City of David contained some of the most important finds dating to the Iron Age I-II that were ever discovered.

Among the most famous finds along side the retaining wall of King David’s Palace are:

  • Achiel’s House – stone stepped home of First Temple period aristocrat destroyed in in 586 BCE
  • First Temple Period four-room residences in Area G
  • Gassive fortifications
  • Government ‘administrative center’
  • Judaean and Babylonian arrow heads
  • 51 royal seals andSeal impressions inscribed in ancient Hebrew
  • The seal of Gemaryahu Ben Shafan – the Prophet Jeremiah’s scribe in the ‘House of the Bullae’
  • The Burnt Room with arrow heads – evidence of the destruction in 586 BCE by the Babylonians
  • First Temple toilet

 

 

Excavations stepped stone structure 10thC BC foundation for walls - King David's Palace ?
Excavations stepped stone structure 10thC BC foundation for walls
Stepped stone structure - Palace of King David
Stepped stone structure

 

City of David Area G - King David's Palace ?
City of David Area G
Ir-David
Ir-David

King David’s Palace Brings Biblical Account to Life

 

See also:

City of David

City of David

City of David

 

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  • Vicki S

    truly, I wish I was there

    • hoshvilim

      Thank you, Vicki for your feelings. I hope you get to be there.

      • Vicki S

        Baruch Ha Shem, Gd willing I’ll get there again!! Thank you