Ancient Jerusalem Stone Markings Found in the City of David by Israel Antiquities Authority (Photo)

By on Dec 7, 2011 in Archaelogy, Middle East, Science, World Comments
Ancient Jerusalem markings

Antiquities Authority examines markings
Image Credit: Sebastian Scheiner

Archaeologists uncovered ancient stone carvings at a Jerusalem excavation. The Jerusalem diggings in the oldest area of the city, called City of David, resulted into the discovery of complex rooms carved into the bedrock, according to reports by several international news sites on Wednesday, December 7, 2011.

Among the markings found in one of the rooms are three “V” shapes carved side by side into the limestone floor about 2 inches deep and 20 inches long.

Eli Shukron, one of the two directors of the diggings, said that the “markings are very strange, and very intriguing. I’ve never seen anything like them.”

The rooms were discovered due to the excavation being done in fortifying the Gihon spring.

Archaeologists explained that the markings made at least 2,800 years ago may have been done to support wooden structure inside the rooms.



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