Silwan

Archaeology in the shadow of the conflict: The Mound of Ancient Jerusalem (City of David) in Silwan

Archaeology in the shadow of the conflict: The Mound of Ancient Jerusalem (City of David) in Silwan Introduction   The subject of this brochure is archaeology in the heart of...

“Beit Haliba” and the Givati Parking Lot Archeological Excavations and their Effect on the Status Quo in the Old City of Jerusalem and in Silwan

Introduction On February 13, 2012, the Jerusalem Building and Planning District Committee held a discussion on the issue of the construction of a four-story structure on the area known as...

Silwan/City of David map

Terms   Salvage excavations Prior to any construction, laying of infrastructure or development in an area designated as an antiquities site, the developer must underwrite a “salvage excavation”. The purpose...

Silwan/City of David Tour

Emek Shaveh’s archaeological tour in the Village of Silwan and at City of David aims to expose the cultural wealth of the site and to describe the role of archaeology...

In the Shadow of King David

Are Israeli settlers taking control of archaeological digs to manipulate history and consolidate claims to Palestinian land? Some Israeli archaeologists are starting to speak out. The Palestinian village of Silwan...