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1978 - 1982

Arrowheads found at an excavation site can teach us about army struggles in the area. A small number of Babylonian army arrowheads from the 6th century BCE, the period of the destruction of the First Temple, were uncovered in an area close to the top of the City of David hill.  Similar arrowheads were found in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, in Ketef Hinnom, and in the sifting of archaeological rubble from the Temple Mount. The Babylonian army used to gather the arrowheads at the end of a battle in order to assemble them with new arrows and reuse them. These arrowheads were probably buried beneath fallen buildings and the Babylonian soldiers gathered only those that were in plain sight. 


 Following is the estimated location of the find on the map 

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Yigal Shilo

Yigal Shilo conducted a lengthy excavation in the City of David from 1978 to 1985. The excavations sites were scattered all throughout the eastern slope of the City of David


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