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The City of David in Israel

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Motti Verses explains on the City of David for the viewers of SNN (Space Network News)

 

The City of David in Israel

 

Here begins the first deep connection to Jerusalem by King David, which is embedded deeply into the history of this country. 

 

A fascinating historical journey to ancient Jerusalem. King David is one of the most well-known figures in Jewish history. About 3,000 years ago, King David conquered Jerusalem from the Jebusites and established the capital of his kingdom. 

 

Two significant sites are a must while visiting Jerusalem - The Tomb of King David , located on Mount Zion is one of the most sacred sites for the Jews. The other is a breathtaking site located on a small magical hill near the Western Wall - The city of David The Tower of David , the ancient citadel at the entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem is one of the most familiar symbols of this city. 

 

The Star of David is a recognized symbol of modern Jewish identity and the flag of Israel. King David is one of the most well-known figures in Jewish history. About 3,000 years ago, King David conquered Jerusalem from the Jebusites and established the capital of his kingdom. 

 

Two significant sites are a must while visiting Jerusalem - The Tomb of King David , located on Mount Zion is one of the most sacred sites for the Jews. The other is a breathtaking site, located on a small magical hill near the Western Wall - The city of David. 

 

Visitors to this exiting site, operated by Israel National Parks and Nature Reserves, come in contact with archaeological excavations and thrilling biblical finds that span thousands of years of history including both First and Second Temple Jerusalem. 

 

Archaeological exploration started already in 1867 and going on with the recent Givati Parking Lot excavation. Archaeologists speculate recent findings as evidence of the "Lower City” or even fortifications, part of the defensive walls. 

 

Stay tuned for future news from the City of David near the Western Wall in holy Jerusalem - excavations surprises are guaranteed

 

 

 

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