The date of city-wall 501 in jerusalem

Ronny Reich, Eli Shukron

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Recently, Eilat Mazar suggested that the wall exposed by the authors on the lower eastern slope of the City of David (Area J, City-Wall 501) be dated to the Middle Bronze II. Since the various earth layers revealed in the ca. 3 m thick debris fill in the square abutting the western, intramural face of the wall all contained late Iron Age II pottery sherds (8th century BCE), it is obvious that Mazars suggestion is incorrect, as is the entire historical and topographical theory built upon it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-122
Number of pages9
JournalTel Aviv
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Archaeology


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