The City of David is the original hilltop upon which King David dedicated ancient Jerusalem as his capital 3,000 years ago. Deep underground, the City of David is revealing some of the most exciting archeological finds of the ancient world, while above ground, the site is a vibrant center of activity and a popular tourist attraction for families, complete with a visitor center, 3D exhibition, and guided tours through the excavations that include Warren’s Shaft, ancient water systems such as Hezekiah’s Tunnel, and the Second Temple Shiloah pool.
— Introduction from The Jewish Virtual Library
Quote: “The story of the City of David began over 3,000 years ago, when King David left the city of Hebron for a small hilltop city known as Jerusalem, establishing it as the unified capital of the tribes of Israel. Years later, David’s son, King Solomon, built the First Temple next to the City of David on top of Mount Moriah, the site of the binding of Isaac, and with it, this hilltop became one of the most important sites in the world.”
— Quotation from CityofDavid.org.il
Learn more about The City of David in Jerusalem from the Jewish Virtual Library. ►
Watch “Discover the City of David Today” [12:02] ►
Watch “A Journey Underneath Jerusalem from the City of David Down to the Gihon Spring” [22:13] ►
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