Skip to comments.Archaeologists say they uncovered King David's Palace
Posted on 07/19/2013 8:48:47 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
Archaeologists in Jerusalem claim to have uncovered two large buildings fit for a king -- Biblical King David, that is.
But not all historians agree; one group even argues that King David was no king at all.
Over the past year, archaeologists have excavated a site that they believe to be the fortified Judean city of Shaarayim, where David smote Goliath as described in the Bible.
"The ruins are the best example to date of the uncovered fortress city of King David," said professors Yossi Garfinkel of Hebrew University and Saar Ganor, who led the excavations. "This is indisputable proof of the existence of a central authority in Judah during the time of King David."
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
“I always wonder how a place becomes a ruin. Over thousands of years everything gets covered with dirt.”
Faster if the empires that overrun your nation are intent on erasing any memory of your ever having been there.
That is what the Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes, Persians, Greeks and Romans did: they would raze whole cities to the ground and either rebuild on top of them or let nature bury them.
Often we hear the line today, “We should just nuke _________ and build a parking lot over it.” That’s essentially what happened to conquered nations thousands of years ago.
A quick visit to Detroit will answer many of your questions.
Every great (in terms of material achievement) civilization rises, peaks, becomes indolent and allows corruption to flourish, decays, and falls. To restart the process a thorough scouring and culling is required. This can come through a natural process such as a plague, or something man made like revolution and civil war or conquest and destruction by outsiders. This is why the popular photographic comparisons between Detroit and Hiroshima in 1945 and 2013 is extremely instructive.
Japan and Europe (especially Germany) had their slates cleaned. The latter is in the process of allowing, against the wishes of the vast majority of its native people ... you know, the ones whose ancestors actually built the place ... the gates open to a barbarian race who hate the host civilization and are working feverishly on its downfall even as it feeds and clothes their litters of offspring.
Part of the complication on Troy was the alteration of the coastline due to siltation and changes in sea level. The site as it exists today doesn’t fit Homer at all. But once the Bronze Age coastline was identified, problem solved.
BDS - Bible Derangement Syndrome
Theses for the Reconstruction of Ancient History (sec III)
The Reconstruction of Ancient History
New Evidence for Ages in Chaos
The Secret of Baalbek
The Siloam Aqueduct
The Date of Carthages Founding
How I Arrived at My Concepts
Jeroboam II and Osorkon II
The Reign of King Hezekiah
The Last Kings of Israel
Wow! Goosebumps over this one.
Thank you so much for that explanation. Never thought about it that way.
I’m not impressed with the level of discussion in this thread....
Well, I can see why. But it is Saturday....
Thanks for the ping. Fascinating stuff.
It’s almost time...
We live in a world of lost knowledge. Even in our own time how many great articles are posted on FR and forgotten over time.
thanks afraidfortherepublic for this additional topic:
3,000-year-old palace in Israel linked to biblical King David
NBC News | 7-20-13 | Allen Boyle
Posted on 07/20/2013 10:54:27 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
it’s already a big keyword, btw:
“Is there a word for the irrational rejection of things because they are mentioned in the Bible?”
Lots of secular Jews are heavily invested in there having been no real Israel or Judah at all.