The Royal Quarter (Area G)

The Royal Quarter (Area G) (HM17FF)

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N 31° 46.435', E 35° 14.163'

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"...the city shall be rebuilt on its mound, and the fortress in its proper place" (Jeremiah 30:18)

The inhabitants of ancient Jerusalem once built their homes on this hillside. The earliest structure unearthed here was part of an enormous Stepped Stone Structure that supported King David's Palace or the Canaanite fortress that preceded it. In the early First Temple period, stately homes and an official archive were built upon the Stepped Stone Structure. Remains of these buildings were uncovered in excavations conducted by Yigal Shiloh (1978-1985). The opulent character of the homes and the nature of the artifacts found within them indicate that they belonged to Jerusalem's elite, some of whom served as royal functionaries. The Royal Quarter went up in flames when the city was destroyed by the Babylonians (586 BCE). In the early Second Temple period, the returnees to Zion rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem in the upper part of the excavated area, leaving the ruins before you outside the city.
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HM NumberHM17FF
Series This marker is part of the City of David Tour series
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 4:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)36R E 711747 N 3517552
Decimal Degrees31.77391667, 35.23605000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 46.435', E 35° 14.163'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 46' 26.10" N, 35° 14' 9.78" E
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