Large Stone Structure (King David's Palace)

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The Large Stone Structure, is the name given to a set of possible remains of King David's Palace, interpreted by the excavator, Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar, as being part of a single large public building in the City of David, presumably the oldest settlement core of Jerusalem.


Mazar tentatively dated the findings to the tenth to ninth century BCE. Mazar chose this particular name for the alleged structure because of its proximity to another site known as the Stepped Stone Structure.

The interpretation of the remains as those of one single building, the suggested date, and the association with King David have all been challenged by other well-known archaeologists.

Archaeological Remains


Notable Artefacts


Seal of Yehuchal ben Shelemayahu


Gedaliah Seal


See Also


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