Dig produces artifacts from time of David and Solomon

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

Israeli archeologists on Monday unveiled a number of signet rings believed to be from the time of the biblical kings David and Solomon.

The artifacts were found during ongoing digs in the City of David, a crowded Jewish and Arab neighborhood just south of Jerusalem's Temple Mount.

The area encompassed by the City of David constituted the whole of Jerusalem in King David's time. The Arabs refer to the neighborhood as Silwan.

The newly discovered evidence of Israeli rule in Jerusalem during the biblical period was displayed at a conference marking the 40th anniversary of the reunification of the city.

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