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Excavations

Warren’s Shaft
The first archaeological excavation at the City of David took place in 1867. Charles Warren, entered the Gihon Spring and then continued to crawl through Hezekiah’s Tunnel.
The Central Water Drainage Channel
Since 2007, Reich and Shukron have been excavating the main water drainage tunnel of the city of Jerusalem from the Second Temple period, inside the Tyropoeon Valley.
Givati Parking Lot
In 2007, Doron Ben-Ami and Yana Tchekhanovets began a comprehensive excavation in the Givati Parking Lot, located west of the entrance to the City of David.
King David’s Palace?
In early 2005, an excavation led by Eilat Mazar was conducted in the area of the offices of the City of David site, at the top of the hill. The finds include massive foundations...
The Shiloah Pool and the Second Temple Road
In 2004, Reich and Shukron began an excavation in the southern part of the City of David, at the site of the Second Temple period Shiloah Pool.
The Spring House
In 1995, Ronny Reich and Eli Shukron began to excavate near the Gihon Spring and forever changed our understanding of Ancient Jerusalem.
We visited City of David and it felt like we were taken 3000 years back
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