Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel — The Middle East
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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the City of David Tour marker series.
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. This historical marker is located just off of the roadway, inside the "City of David - Ancient Jerusalem" facility, which offers visitors a tour of both historic and archaeological sites that are part of the Ancient City of David. It is situated
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); Double Gate Monumental Stairs and Observation Plaza (about 210 meters away); Ritual Baths and Water Conduits (about 210 meters away); Western Wall (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerusalem.
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Categories. • Forts, Castles •
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