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Burnt Expensive Furniture
Burnt Expensive Furniture- In the 1980’s, Yigal Shilo’s excavation in Area G near the top of the City of David revealed a building coined the “Burnt House”, which contained pieces
Shiloah Inscription
This Hebrew inscription is dated to the Israelite period (8th century BCE) and was discovered in 1880 by two boys, a few meters from the southern exist to the tunnel known as “Heze
Theodotus Inscription
An inscription written in Greek which was discovered in an excavation conducted in 1913-1914 by Raymond Weil in the southern part of the City of David and is currently on display
House of Ahiel- Storage Jars and the Toilet
Four columns made of stone were discovered in Ahiel’s courtyard. The building’s western end was well preserved, while the eastern side was not. Inside an adjacent storeroom, over 5
House of Ahiel
House of Ahiel- the remnants of a residential home built in the typical Israelite style of the time, consisting of four rooms. The house was discovered in Area G of the City..
Bullae- A rich assortment of bullae (clay seal impressions) have been discovered in the City of David over the years.
The “Yahu which is on the house” Inscription
The “Yahu which is on the house” Inscription- This inscription was discovered on the façade of a burial cave from the First Temple period on the slopes of the community of Silwan..
Roman Boxer
Roman Boxer- A small, granite figurine of a boxer was discovered in 2008 in the Givati Parking Lot Excavation, inside a residential home from the Roman period.
Half Shekel Coin
Half Shekel Coin- In 2009, a half shekel coin was discovered during the sifting of archaeological rubble from the Temple Mount at the Emek Tzurim National Park.
Buried Coin TreasureBack
Buried Coin Treasure - In December 2008, a cache of 264 gold coins was discovered inside a wall of a Byzantine building in the Givati Parking Lot Excavation.
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