Massive 3,800-Year-Old Fortress Uncovered In City Of David
The excavation of the Spring House fortress, conquered by King David, and where King Solomon was crowned, took 15 years.
By Eli Mandelbaum
The biggest fortress ever uncovered in Israel from the pre-Herod period was inaugurated on Tuesday in a secret ceremony.
The fortress, that was built some 3,800 years ago, was uncovered during a 15-year archaeological dig in the City of David, one of the most complex and unique digs ever done in Israel.
The Spring House – a massive Canaanite fortress, that was built in the 18 century BC, was excavated in a complex operation led by Professor Ronny Reich from Haifa University and Eli Shukron from the Israel Antiquities Authority.