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The Proto-Ionic Capital was discovered on the eastern slope of the City of David in the 1960’s in an excavation conducted by Kathleen Kenyon. It was found broken in half, among ruins that had rolled down from the top of the hill over the years. Its design, which predates those of the Greeks and Romans, has been found both in and outside Israel in public and government buildings of the Bronze II period (Israelite period). Inside Israel, the design is familiar in finds uncovered in Megido, Hatzor, Ramat Rachel, the Shomron, and more. The capital is currently on display in the Israel Museum.
Following is the estimated location of the find on the map