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Archaeologists Say They Found King David’s Palace

Olive seeds from the site have been carbon dated to King David's time


A group of Israeli archaeologists have found a large complex at a site called Khirbet Qeiyafa, they believe the complex once belonged to Kind David.

The team discovered religious objects that were typically used by Judeans, and also found no trace of pig remains. The team claims that this is “unequivocal evidence” that the site belonged to King David, reports the Associated Press.

A storeroom in the site contained olive seeds that were carbon dated to the time of King David.

“Khirbet Qeiyafa is the best example exposed to date of a fortified city from the time of King David,” Yossi Garfinkel, a Hebrew University archaeologist, told the Associated Press.

Not all archaeologist agree with the claim made by Garfinkel.

Archaeologist Israel Finkelstein of Tel Aviv University argues that the site could have been built by Philistines, Canaanites or other people that lived in the area. Finkelstein claims that there is no way to confirm who built the site without finding a monument detailing the accomplishments of the king who built it, reports the Associated Press.

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