Biblical Earthquake Discovered

“You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah.” Zechariah 14:5

In an excavations of the Israel Antiquities Authority in the City of David National Park, archaeological evidence has been uncovered of the earthquake that occurred during the Kingdom of Judah that is mentioned in the Bible.

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A Rare Bronze Oil Lamp Shaped Like Half a Face

The First Discovery of its Kind in Jerusalem and One of the Few in the World: A “Lucky” Bronze Oil Lamp Meant For Good Fortune Was Uncovered During Excavations of the City of David’s Pilgrimage Road.

A rare bronze oil lamp, shaped like a grotesque face that is cut in half, was recently discovered buried within the foundations of a building dating to the Roman period, subsequent to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Second Temple in 70 CE (late 1st-early 2nd century CE).

Hasmonean-Era Oil Lamp Discovered in the City of David

A 2,000-year-old oil lamp, dated to the Hasmonean Era and preserved in its entirety was discovered in the archaeological excavation of the Pilgrimage Road in the City of David. The Pilgrimage Road is the monumental thoroughfare upon which pilgrims of Second Temple period ascended to the Temple Mount.

The clay oil lamp, uncovered by Israel Antiquities Authority archeologists who conduct the dig, is decorated with geometric patterns including that of a branch and leaves on the lamp’s spout.  

Bar Mitzvah experience at the City of David

Is your son becoming a Bar Mitzvah? Mazal tov!

There is no better place to celebrate this incredible milestone than the place where Jerusalem began.

Guidelines for a visit to the City of David

Dear Visitors, the City of David is open for activities in the upper portion and the Warren’s Shaft, along the dry route. Hezekiah’s Tunnel (the wet route), the Siloam Pool and the exhibits at the site are closed until further notice.

Please note that the end of the route requires ascending many stairs.

A Gem Seal Bearing the Portrait of Apollo

A gem seal depicting a portrait of Apollo, a god in Greek mythology, dating from 2,000 years ago, was found in the drainage canal in the City of David. It was discovered in the sifting project in the Tzurim Valley National Park within archeological soil that was removed from the foundations of the Western Wall.

Royal Findings in 360

Exclusive – Revealed for the first time virtually  the artifacts that were discovered from the Dynasty of King David in Jerusalem.

Magnificent and rare remains of a royal structure

Who was privileged to live in the monumental structure possessing a breathtaking view of the City of David and the Temple, which was uncovered in an archeological excavation on the Armon Hanatziv (Commissioner's Palace, also known as Governor's House) Promenade? Was it one of the Kings of Judah, or was it perhaps a Jerusalemite family of nobility and wealth during the First Temple period?

Research Breakthrough: This is what the destruction of Jerusalem looked like 2600 years ago

Every year on the 9th of Av (Tisha B'Av) Jews around the world remember the destruction of the First Temple. Now, thanks to the long historic memory of the Jewish People, and the archeological findings that were discovered lately at City of David, researchers from Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University and the Israel Antiquities Authority have been able to measure earth's magnetic field in August of the year 586 BCE – revealing the immensity of the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians.

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