21 Apr

Makor Rishon reports on an archaeological find that may turn out to be a royal castle from David’s time that appears to date to the period of Judean kings, identified by Binyamin Tropper, of the Kfar Etzion Field School. Tropper found a cave in the area of southern Jerusalem, he identified as “a proto-aeolic capital” connected to a column. The decorated stone at the head of an ancient column, the capital dates back to the Biblical era.

Only 30 similar capitals have been found in Israel to date. Five were found in areas where Biblical-era kings lived. This capital is still attached to the column, making it rare. The weight of the column and capital are estimated to be about five tons. It is believed the find, which may mark a breakthrough in the perception of the period of King David and his son, Solomon, and of the entire Judean kingdom.”

Makor Rishon reports “apparently indicates that an entire temple of castle is buried beneath it,” Israel is mum for 18 months now on the discovery impacting Judaism’s historic Dads. There is concern the find will end up in PA territory depending on how the fence is moved- 100 yards this way or that way. Belief is there is potential for uncovering a complete castle and possibly an entire neighborhood from the Judean kings’ period, for the first time ever. Details inside could be “amazing.”


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