New Evidence on the Location and Nature of Iron Age, Persian and Early Hellenistic Period Jerusalem

Yiftah Shalev, Nitsan Shalom, Efrat Bocher, Yuval Gadot

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Abstract

The article presents finds unearthed during the renewed excavations at the Giv>ati Parking Lot in the 'City of David', Jerusalem. The finds, which date from the late Iron Age to the Persian and Early Hellenistic periods, testify to the importance of the western slope of the City of David ridge in the city's urban development. When water was transferred from the Gihon Spring to the Siloam Pool the significance of the rugged eastern slope of the ridge was reduced. As a result, the western slope was adapted for public construction. After the 586 BCE destruction, the city was rebuilt along the summit of the ridge and on the northwestern slope.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-172
Number of pages24
JournalTel Aviv
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2020

Keywords

  • JERUSALEM
  • IRON Age
  • IRANIANS
  • URBAN planning
  • WATER transfer
  • PARKING lots
  • EVIDENCE
  • City of David
  • Giv'ati Parking Lot
  • Hellenistic period
  • Iron Age
  • Jerusalem
  • Persian period

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