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Following the Six Day War, in 1968, David Ussishkin from Tel Aviv University researched the burial caves adjacent to the City of David. Later, he excavated for many years the city of Lachish, the second most important city in Judea during the First Temple period.  He surveyed the burial caves from the First Temple period in the neighborhood of Silwan, located opposite and east of the City of David. These caves served as part of a ‘burial city’ for the city of Jerusalem for an extended period. Some of the caves were researched by excavators already in the mid-18th century, but most were never researched before. His finds were published in a thick volume.  These caves are part of hundreds of burial caves from various time periods that have been discovered all around the city of Jerusalem. 


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