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The City of David


The City of David is the ancient core of biblical Jerusalem. On the long hill coming down from the Temple Mount lies the Jebusite town in which David chose to establish the capital of the tribes of Israel. David’s son, Solomon, connected Mount Moriah to the city and built the Temple on it as well as the magnificent royal complex. Later the city spread to the western hill that today houses the Jewish Quarter, the Armenian Quarter and Mount Zion.

The remains of the biblical city are still visible today in the City of David and one can still go through the ancient water systems from Canaanite times and from the reign of King Hezekiah that were hewn deep out of the rock in ancient times.

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