The Large Stone Structure

The Large Stone Structure (HM17IN)

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N 31° 46.433', E 35° 14.157'

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The Remains of King David's Palace?

— מבנה האבן הגדול —

"And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar - trees, and carpenters, and masons; and they built David a house" (II Samuel 5: 11)

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.
HM NumberHM17IN
Series This marker is part of the City of David Tour series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 10:47am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)36R E 711738 N 3517549
Decimal Degrees31.77388333, 35.23595000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 46.433', E 35° 14.157'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 46' 25.98" N, 35° 14' 9.42" E
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