Israeli archaeologists say they have discovered King David's palace, drawing skepticism

  • Article by: MAX J. ROSENTHAL , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 21, 2013 - 9:17 AM

JERUSALEM — A team of Israeli archaeologists believes it has discovered the ruins of a palace belonging to the biblical King David, but other Israeli experts dispute the claim.

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joe_mnJul. 21, 13 2:25 PM

I love the story. 1 expert says yes, 1 says no. Their reasoning? None else could have done it. So the 7 yr excavation, which was certainly documented by ALL scholars as it was ongoing is denounced immediately. Guess the scholars need to keep their grants coming?

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hobie2Jul. 21, 13 4:15 PM

If there is one thing that any Bronze age archaeologist knows, it is that if the Palestinians value it, own it, or Islam has it as a special spot, the Israeli "archaeologists" will invariably claim (almost always based on shaky speculation) that it was a high-value Jewish site - a site needing to be protected by the Israeli govt, naturally... The "finders" will need a lot more than "no pig bones were found inside the walls (so far)" and "no one else has found it (or that it existed at all)"...

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mmakowski56Jul. 21, 13 5:40 PM

If they find David's harp, then I might feign interest. But, seriously, a 7 year dig is scratching the surface. I am certain that there are layers of squatters/kingdoms on that site. There are hundreds of tels in Israel alone, yet to be unearthed.

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davehougJul. 21, 13 6:38 PM

It is like finding a sunken ship in Lake Superior. Right Place, Right Time, Right Appearance.....but until the name of the ship is found, it is all just likely rather than proven.

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tomtom02Jul. 22, 13 2:55 AM

davehougJul. 21, 136:38 PM davehoug July 21, 2013 6:38pm "It is like finding a sunken ship in Lake Superior. Right Place, Right Time, Right Appearance.....but until the name of the ship is found, it is all just likely rather than proven." So what we need is some wall upon which is scrawled, 'David slept here', with the appropriate 3000 year old ink, of course.

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