The Spring Citadel

A City of David archaeological exhibition features a 3,800-year-old Canaanite fortress and a visit to the times of the Patriarch Abraham

April 10, 2014 09:51
City of David archaeological exhibit

This was the most difficult excavation in the country’s history, according to Doron Spielman, vice president of the Ir David Foundation.. (photo credit: CITY OF DAVID)


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 ‘Before there was a city of Jerusalem, there was a spring,” says Doron Spielman, vice president of the Ir David (City of David) Foundation.

The spring in question was the Gihon Spring, which features in a new Jerusalem exhibition that took archaeologist more than 19 years to complete. Spielman and other representatives of his foundation – which operates the City of David National Park and Archaeology Center just outside the Old City’s walls, close to the Western Wall plaza – gave The Jerusalem Post a tour of the exhibition this week.


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