Jerusalem: Archaeologists discover First Temple Era Palace

  • mwolverine

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    Sep 05, 2020 6:00 PM GMT
    At popular Jerusalem promenade, archaeologists find a First Temple-era palace
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/at-popular-jerusalem-promenade-archaeologists-find-a-first-temple-era-mansion

    RARE COLUMN HEADS LOCATED AT ARMON HANATZIV WALKWAY, INDICATING RESIDENTS OF ANCIENT CITY FOUND THEIR FORTUNES OUTSIDE THE WALLS AFTER EASING OF ASSYRIAN SIEGE 2,700 YEARS AGO

    Archaeologists have uncovered majestic column heads from a First Temple-era palace at Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv promenade, with the remnants of the ancient building going on public display for the first time on Thursday.

    The owner of the lavish Jerusalem mansion — which would have enjoyed a monumental view of the Old City and the Temple — remains a mystery, but archaeologists were able to date the finds back to the era of the Judean kings, due to the proto-Aeolic features of the soft limestone architecture.

    ...Experts believe the residence was built between the reigns of kings Hezekiah and Josiah, after the Assyrian siege on the city was lifted. Residents of Jerusalem then ventured outside the walled City of David and expanded the city, said Billig.

    A column head found at the Armon Hanatziv promenade, dating back to First Temple era (Shai Halevi, Israel Antiquities Authority)

    “This find, alongside the palace that was found in the past at Ramat Rachel and the administrative center found on the slopes of Arnona attest to a revival of the city and leaving the walled areas of the First Temple era after the Assyrian siege,” which ended in 701 BCE, he said.

    “We find villas, mansions, and government buildings in the unwalled areas outside the city and this attests to the relief felt by the residents of the city after the siege was lifted.”

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    A five-shekel coin juxtaposed with a column head found at Armon HaNatziv (Yaniv Berman, Israel Antiquities Authority)

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  • mwolverine

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    Sep 10, 2020 5:15 AM GMT
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    Jerusalem Was NEVER An Arab Capital,
    Not Even Of Jund Filastin ~1,000 Years Ago,
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