uncovering ancient Jerusalem

Where Is the Dig?

Where Is the Dig?

In this view of Jerusalem (looking west), we’ve pointed out the two excavation sites (King David’s Palace and the Ophel Excavation) and their geographical relation to the Temple Mount, for your convenience.


  1. Madeleine says:

    Greetings everyone,
    I would like to know where Gihon Spring is located on the Dig shot. Thanks once again for giving us access to the most important dig in the world. 🙂

  2. Mary Ann says:

    How exciting it is to follow the dig in Jerusalem through this new website! I look forward to more day by day events covered, it makes me feel like I’m right there uncovering history with you all.

  3. Kurt Simmons says:

    This photograph is useful in orienting the two excavation sites to the Temple Mount and also in being oriented to North, South, East, and West.

  4. Annette says:

    Can you tell me what these boxes are in the foreground of the map? I noticed on some of the awesome pictures that are posted in the gallery that the whole hill is full of them. The BIG pictures and seeing people there, make the dig really come alive. I look forward to seeing more of those BIG images. They take long to load, but it is better than videos for me. Thank you! :)Also can someone tell me who is who on the group pictures?

  5. Dan says:

    The “Where is the Dig?” photo is really helpful. I hope to visit Jerusalem some day and to walk around the entire area southern mount on foot. The most challenging task for those of us thave not been to the City of David and “Temple Mount” area is to try to understand where everything is north/south and east/west. It would be really helpful to have an aerial photo or diagram showing these sites. Let me know if I can help finance something like that.

  6. Lynn Wilson says:

    Hi Harley,

    This is a great viewpoint for everyone to see just how close the dig sites are and you can really distinguish the Ophel slope from the City of David area. What a great website too–we can all keep up-to-date with the progress of the dig. Wonderful work–keep it up. Lynn Wilson and family

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