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Kathleen Kenyon

1961 - 1967

Kathleen Mary Kenyon (1906-1978), head of the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem (called the Kenyon Institute after her death), excavated Jerusalem extensively during the 1960’s. In the years 1961-7, she excavated under Jordanian rule. She dug a large cross-section on the eastern slope of the City of David from the top of the hill downwards. She exposed numerous sections of residential buildings from various time periods.  Along the cross-section, two fortress walls from different time periods were discovered, the oldest of the two from the Middle Bronze Age (18th century BCE) and the second from the First Temple period.  Additionally, she discovered sections of the main street of the city of Jerusalem from the Second Temple period in the Tyropoeon Valley and parts of buildings in other places throughout the City of David.  

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Proto-Ionic Capital

Proto-Ionic Capital - The capital was discovered in the 1960’s in an excavation conducted by Kathleen Kenyon on the eastern slope of the City of David.

Stone Weights

In one of the buildings from the First Temple period, Kathleen Kenyon uncovered 34 small capstone weights. Eighteen of them have the common weight of the Biblical period...
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Kathleen Kenyon

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Proto-Ionic Capital

Proto-Ionic Capital

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