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Tuesday, February 23, 2010


(AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

(AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

In Jerusalem ancient fortifications have recently been excavated. It dates back to 3,000 years to the time of King Solomon.
"If the age of the wall is correct, the finding would be an indication that Jerusalem was home to a strong central government that had the resources and manpower needed to build massive fortifications in the 10th century B.C."
Eilat Mazar is the Archaeologist behind this dig. She said her find is:
"the most significant construction we have from First Temple days in Israel. It means that at that time, the 10th century, in Jerusalem there was a regime capable of carrying out such construction."
Mazar suggests it was built by Solomon.

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  1. Hi, fellow Sagittarian. Visiting you here through Michelle Frost's recommendation about this blog. Keep writing! :-D I find it amazing that people in the old days could build impressive constructions. :-D

  2. I have been gone from the archaeological (and Egyptological) loop for some time and am not up to date at all. Therefore excuse my silly question: what archaeological evidence do we have of king Solomon's existence?

  3. Finally my Post a Comment feature works!

    Hi Amel :)

    Glad you found my blog!

    Hi Ra :)

    I don't think you missed much, there is still a ongoing debate about whether Solomon really did exist.

    David and Solomon are not mentioned in any Ancient Near Eastern source. All the "normal" artefacts and signs are still missing, such as reliefs and statues, etc.

    The Bible is the Primary source of Evidence as I'm sure you know. But I think the biggest problem here is the survival and discovery of other Literary sources.

    Looking at the testimony of the Bible, ancient texts, and archaeology is always a delicate task. In my opinion we have to wait and see :)