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[ August 8th 2005 ]

A team of Israeli archaeologists claim to have uncovered what they believe may be the fabled palace of the biblical King David during secret excavations in east Jerusalem, according to Agence France-Presse. The ruins of a palace were uncovered over around 30 metres (yards) in Silwan, the oldest site in Jerusalem, archaeology professor Gabriel Barkai told AFP Friday.

The biblical King David of Israel was known for his diverse skills as both a warrior and a writer of psalms. In his 40 years as ruler, between approximately 1010 and 970 B.C.E., he united the people of Israel, led them to victory in battle, conquered land and paved the way for his son, Solomon, to build the Holy Temple. (Jewish Virtual Library)

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