Elad group received permission for a 16,600 square-meter building as gateway to City of David in Jerusalem.
The Jerusalem Regional Planning and Building Committee approved the construction of a controversial visitors’ center for the City of David just outside the Old City walls. The committee heard objections to the huge project for eight hours before approving it Thursday evening.
IDF soldiers during a tour of The City of David in East Jerusalem. – Photo: Emil Salman
Residents of Silwan, where the center will be located, claimed the large structure, which is intended for serving tourism and educational services for the City of David National Park, does not take the needs of local residents into consideration. Continue Reading »
Large treasure of coins discovered on the site, dating back to the period of Antiochus II through Antiochus VII.
The first-ever Hasmonean structure to be found in Jerusalem has been uncovered in recent months in the City of David area. The large structure Hasmonean-period is located in the Givati parking lot, across from the entrance to the City of David National Park and only a few dozen meters from the Temple Mount.
Hasmonean-era structure uncovered in Jerusalem archaeological digging.- Photo: Emil Salman
Hasmonean-era Jerusalem is well known from the historic descriptions of Josephus and small archeological finds, including pottery and coins, from the period. Continue Reading »
Israeli Models in the the City of David display exquisite replicas of the ancient jewelry discovered there.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Models in the the City of David flaunted replicas of ancient jewelry discovered there.
A replica of an ancient ring found in Jerusalem. – Shushi Beinish
Situated deep below ground in the Arab village of Silwan outside the Old City’s Dung Gate, the City of David holds the remains of the once-grand citadel where a dynasty of Judean kings once ruled.
City of David jewelry – earrings – Photo: Shushi Beinish
The City of David is believed to be where King David laid the foundations for the city of Jerusalem around 1000 BC. Continue Reading »