Archaeological Dig In Jerusalem Unearths Evidence Of Biblical Babylonian Conquest

Researchers say that they have found traces of the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem. The discovery came one month after offering up archaeological evidence to back up a contested claim regarding the First Crusade. Traces of the Babylonian conquest were found in a deeper layer of an ongoing excavation on Mount Zion.

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An area around the dig yielded up signs of what appears to have been a substantial Iron Age structure, but that particular area has yet to be fully excavated. Today, the focus of the Mount Zion Archaeological Project is a triangular wedge of ground that lies between a busy Jerusalem thoroughfare and the citadel’s walls. But at the time of the Babylonian siege, the area was a neighborhood within the fortifications of the Iron Age city, said Shimon Gibson, a co-director of the excavation and a professor of history at UNC Charlotte.

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