Absolute Dating of the Gihon Spring Fortifications, Jerusalem

  title={Absolute Dating of the Gihon Spring Fortifications, Jerusalem},
  author={Johanna Regev and Joe Uziel and Nahshon Szanton and Elisabetta Boaretto},
  pages={1171 - 1193}
Abstract One of the most impressive structures in Jerusalem’s ancient landscape is the tower that was built to surround and protect the Gihon Spring, Jerusalem’s perennial water source. The structure, first discovered by Reich and Shukron (2004), encompasses the cave in which the spring sprouts from, with walls 7 m thick built of large boulders. The Spring Tower, along with the other features relating to it, were all attributed to the Middle Bronze Age II, based on their architectural and… 

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Phases in the History of the Kingdom of Israel

  • D. Master
  • History
    The Social Archaeology of the Levant
  • 2018



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