Exactly 8 months after phase 2 of the Ophel Excavation first began, Dr. Eilat Mazar and her staff opened a new chapter in the excavations when phase 2 officially reopened on April 22, 2013. In this continuation of the second phase Dr. Mazar will continue uncovering what she believes is a royal complex belonging to King Solomon, dated to the 10th century B.C.E., located at the foot of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. As she works to expose more of this massive structure, the excavation will continue “to follow the remains of the First Temple Period along the line of the City Wall,” she told us.
In May, Herbert W. Armstrong College will send 13 students and alumni to Jerusalem to volunteer on the latest chapter in this excavation, in a continuation of the long-standing partnership between Armstrong College and Dr. Mazar.
To follow our students on the ground in Jerusalem and watch as Dr. Mazar uncovers the royal history of King David and King Solomon, check back at KeytoDavidsCity.com for regular updates, pictures and videos as the excavation progresses.