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The Yovel Excavation

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The Yovel Excavations- The Road from the Second Temple Period

 

On this tour we will visit a relatively new excavation, which is normally closed to the general public, where a new and fascinating section of Jerusalem’s main thoroughfare was recently uncovered. We will begin our tour above-ground, before descending slightly underground to the Second Temple road and the incredible podium that was discovered there. We will discuss how some of the new insights from this dig add to our current understanding of Jerusalem towards the end of the Second Temple period.

The site will be the focal point of archaeologist Nahshon Zanton’s conference lecture.

 

 Difficulty level: medium

Tour Length: Approximately 1 ¼ hours

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Tour Track 
Start Point:
All tours will embark from the entrance the City of David Visitors Center.
Directions 

How to reach the City of David National Park – Safe, Convenient Directions

For those arriving by private vehicle, please note that it is difficult to find parking near the Western Wall and City of David. We recommend the following arrival options:

Arrival by shuttle from the First Railway Station (Free)

The “Free to the Old City” service allows you to park your car for an all-day fee (17.10 NIS per day or 13.60 NIS for “Yerushalmi” resident card holders) at the First Railway Station and enjoy the ease of free shuttles to and from the Old City!
The shuttle will depart from the First Railway Station parking lot to the Dung Gate – just a two minute walk from the City of David.
The shuttle operates from Sunday to Thursday from 8:00AM to 8:00PM, every 20 minutes. On Monday and Thursday, the shuttle begins to run at 7:00AM.
On Fridays, the shuttle runs until one hour before the Sabbath begins.
 
 
 
 
 

Ride the Old City Train to the City of David (not free)

Would you like to have fun getting to the City of David? Now you can!
Before you dive deep into the ancient city and get an inside view, learn about the City of David from the outside. 
The Old City Train takes guests on a fascinating and fun tour, from the Mamilla Parking Lot, through the Armenian and Jewish Quarters, to the City of David. Along the way, learn about heritage sites and the history of the general area.
Cost: Only 10 NIS when you book a ticket for a tour of the City of David. Regular price: 30 NIS. 
 
 
 
 
 
 Navigate to Mamila and Karta Parking lots (public parking lots – payment required)
 
 
Navigate to Mount Zion Parking Lot (public parking lot – payment required)
 
 
 

For groups arriving by organized bus which do not require parking: 

 
 
For those interested in arriving by foot from Jaffa Gate (Karta/Mamilla Parking Lots) to the City of David
 
 
 
 
Public Transportation
 
Bus lines to Jaffa Gate: 20, 60 (From the Central Bus Station)
Bus lines to the City of David: 1, 2, 38 to the Western Wall
 

 

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