Mt Zion Excavation: Three Weeks & Counting
by James Tabor
Today we finished our third week of digging at the Mt Zion site in Jerusalem. We have truly made some amazing discoveries which I will highlight in a post or two over the weekend with photos and other news related thereto, including a ten line inscription! There is much more to come as we are just now down to 2nd Temple period/1st century AD/CE layers that are preserved to a height of three levels or 18 meters. So far as I know no other place in Jerusalem offers this stratigraphy. We also have spectacular remains from later periods, including Turkish, Crusader, Arab, and Byzantine.