Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel — The Middle East (West Asia)
The Large Stone Structure
The Remains of King David's Palace?
— מבנה האבן הגדול —
Excavations in progress at this site since May 2005 conducted by Eilat Mazar, have revealed the remains of a large building, known as the Large Stone Structure. Finds uncovered in relation to the structure indicate that it was built in the early 10th century BCE during the reign of King David. In Mazar's opinion the building can be identified with the royal "House of Cedar," King David's Palace. Other scholar's contest this view.
The excavation is still underway and many of the City of David's secrets remain hidden in the ground.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the City of David Tour series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 19, 2005.
Location. 31° 46.433′ N, 35° 14.157′ E. Marker is in Jerusalem, Jerusalem District. Marker is on Ma'alot Ir David Street just east of Ma'ale HaShalom, on the left when traveling south Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Royal Quarter (Area G) (a few steps from this marker); The House of Ahiel (a few steps from this marker); The Burnt Room and the House of the Bullae (a few steps from this marker); Beit Hatzofeh Lookout (within shouting distance of this marker); The Water System (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Ophel Mikveh Trail (about 120 meters away in Israel); Two superposed vaulted rooms (about 150 meters away in Israel); The Gate House (about 150 meters away in Israel). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerusalem.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 855 times since then and 87 times this year. Last updated on April 1, 2013. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 27, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.