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Jerusalem of Gold:

2300-year-old gold ring found in the City of David

The ring was found in the joint Israel Antiquities Authority – Tel Aviv University excavation. Its small diameter leads experts to suggest it is a child’s ring, either girl or boy, who lived in Jerusalem during the Hellenistic period.

2300-year-old gold ring found in the City of David

Unprecedented study:

Researchers accurately date findings from First Temple Jerusalem

New carbon-dating research reveals new findings about the age of the city of Jerusalem and the dates of its expansion.

Researchers accurately date findings from First Temple Jerusalem

In the City of David:

2,000-year-old rare stone box discovered

Rare enigmatic stone box from the Second Temple period discovered during City of David excavations was used for commercial activity, then burnt – evidence of the destruction of Jerusalem about 2,000 years ago.

2,000-year-old rare stone box discovered

Greetings from King Antiochus:

Researchers find rooftiles from Hanukkah period

The most ancient rooftiles found in Israel were brought during the period Greek Seleucid king Antiochus IV & uncovered in the City of David.

Researchers find rooftiles from Hanukkah period

A Jerusalem Mystery:

What was the function of the discovered installation?

The channel installation was discovered in the City of David National Park and dating to the time of Kings Joash and Amaziah.

What was the function of the discovered installation?

Arab indicted for assaulting yeshiva students in City of David

Victim appeals after police close case despite security footage showing the attack.

Arab indicted for assaulting yeshiva students in City of David

IDF officer wounded by terrorist to leave hospital tomorrow

The IDF officer wounded by a shooting attack in Jerusalem is expected to leave hospital care tomorrow.

IDF officer wounded by terrorist to leave hospital tomorrow

City of David shooting

Man indicted for leaving gun his teen brother used in attack

Suspect bought gun and ammunition, left them in a bin in a warehouse next door to his home for his 13-year-old brother to find.

Man indicted for leaving gun his teen brother used in attack

Good news:

Paratrooper wounded in Jerusalem attack opens his eyes

Family of paratrooper who was seriously wounded in attack near the City of David in Jerusalem says he has made progress in the last week.

Paratrooper wounded in Jerusalem attack opens his eyes

Ancient gold bead from the City of David found in Jerusalem

Teenager uncovers rare gold bead from Pilgrimage Road structure in the City of David outside of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Ancient gold bead from the City of David found in Jerusalem

Condition of City of David shooting victim worsens

Family of 22-year-old soldier who was shot by a 13-year-old terrorist holds prayer service for his recovery at the Western Wall.

Condition of City of David shooting victim worsens

We shall overcome

Five tips for dealing with the pain of the barbaric terror attacks we have just endured.

We shall overcome

With Israeli flags in hand:

Jews sing and dance at site of City of David terror attack

In response to Saturday's shooting attack, hundreds marched and proclaimed: 'The nation of Israel does not fear a long road.'

Jews sing and dance at site of City of David terror attack

Policy change:

Home of a terrorist who did not murder to be sealed

The ISA chief was instructed to prepare an opinion regarding sealing off the home of the terrorist who perpetrated the City of David attack.

Home of a terrorist who did not murder to be sealed

Win a beautiful Tiberias apartment overlooking the Kinneret

The city of Tiberias is located in northern Israel, on the shore of the Kinneret.

Win a beautiful Tiberias apartment overlooking the Kinneret

Jewish-owned cars set on fire in Jerusalem

Police arrest Arab suspect after six vehicles set on fire near Jerusalem's Old City.

Jewish-owned cars set on fire in Jerusalem

Rare ivory plaques from First Temple era found in Jerusalem

Collection of ivory decorations dating back to First Temple period unearthed in palace in the City of David in Jerusalem.

Rare ivory plaques from First Temple era found in Jerusalem

Extreme left opposes Mosh Ben Ari's performance in Jerusalem

Ben Ari is expected to appear at the Hinnom Valley farm near the City of David. Far-left activists put pressure on him to cancel the show.

Extreme left opposes Mosh Ben Ari's performance in Jerusalem

Jerusalem is not referred to once in the 1964 PLO Charter

In the original PLO Charter there is no mention of nor claim to the city they now promote as theirs by right since time immemorial. Op-ed.

Jerusalem is not referred to once in the 1964 PLO Charter

Slab from more than 3,500 years ago found in City of David

The earliest inscription from Jerusalem's City of David has finally been deciphered, revealing a ominous curse.

Slab from more than 3,500 years ago found in City of David

City of David:

Journey into the most ancient part of Jerusalem

See the stories of the Bible come to life while venturing into one of the most ancient places on Earth, held holy by billions worldwide.

Journey into the most ancient part of Jerusalem

Discovery in the City of David

Luxury goods reveal scope of trade with First Temple-era Judah

Kingdom of Judah's position on major international trade route gave Jerusalemites access to luxuries from as far away as India, study shows.

Luxury goods reveal scope of trade with First Temple-era Judah

Israe'si Ambassador to Italy visits the City of David

Israel's Ambassador to Italy gives a tour of the City of David, bringing the bible stories that took place there back to life.

Israe'si Ambassador to Italy visits the City of David

11-year-old girl finds rare coin from 2,000 years ago

Coin made from pure silver is uncovered in dirt from City of David. 'Coin is one of the only items we have today from Temple times.'

11-year-old girl finds rare coin from 2,000 years ago

Exclusive Perfume of Cleopatra and the Temple found in Jerusalem

The first-ever depiction of the Balm of Gilead, the exclusive perfume of Cleopatra and the Temple, may have been found in Jerusalem.

Exclusive Perfume of Cleopatra and the Temple found in Jerusalem

International delegation visits Old City of Jerusalem

A group of ambassadors from the United Nations spent today touring sites in Jerusalem's Old City.

International delegation visits Old City of Jerusalem

Why were prehistoric shark teeth found in City of David?

Teeth belonging to sharks which swam in the time of the dinosaurs were collected by an unknown person in First Temple-period Jerusalem.

Why were prehistoric shark teeth found in City of David?

Jerusalem Day: The two messengers

Prophetic words from Israel's first Chief Rabbi: There are two heralds of the return to our holy city and they bear two different messages.

Jerusalem Day: The two messengers

Second Temple-Era Relic:

First of its kind discovery in Jerusalem

A “Lucky” bronze oil lamp meant for good fortune discovered during excavations of the City of David’s Pilgrimage Road.

First of its kind discovery in Jerusalem

Pompeo walked through the ancient City of David

"Visit highlighted more than 3,000 years of Jerusalem's heritage upon which foundations of US and Israel rest", City of David officials said

Pompeo walked through the ancient City of David

BBC under fire for planned documentary on City of David in J'lem

NGO which maintains historical Jewish sites in Jerusalem warns upcoming BBC documentary is already tainted by journalist's anti-Israel bias.

BBC under fire for planned documentary on City of David in J'lem

Jerusalem Municipality demolishes Gan Hamelech illegal building

First demolition of illegal building in area after more than decade when dozens of illegal buildings in Gan Hamelech left standing.

Jerusalem Municipality demolishes Gan Hamelech illegal building

Archaeologists may have uncovered a 2,000-year-old market

Archaeologists find rare measuring table in what may have been the location of Jerusalem's 2,000-year-old market.

Archaeologists may have uncovered a 2,000-year-old market

Dozens of UN ambassadors visit City of David

Ambassador Danny Danon brings dozens of UN ambassadors to City of David as new support for Israel felt at the UN.

Dozens of UN ambassadors visit City of David

US Treasury Secretary visits City of David, ancient Jerusalem

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin walks through site of King David’s ancient city.

US Treasury Secretary visits City of David, ancient Jerusalem

Huckabee: Support for Israel is not bipartisan anymore

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee visits City of David, says archaeology proves truth of the Bible, US must stand with Israel.

Huckabee: Support for Israel is not bipartisan anymore

The Biblical superhighway unearthed

Ze’ev Orenstein says the discovery of the “Pilgrims' Road,” isn’t a matter of faith, but rather a matter of “fact”.

The Biblical superhighway unearthed

Jordan criticizes Israel for opening road to the Temple

Jordan’s Foreign Ministry says unveiling of 2,000-year-old Pilgrims’ Road is "illegal and irresponsible".

Jordan criticizes Israel for opening road to the Temple

2000-year-old road to the Temple unveiled

Ancient walkway used during Second Temple period by pilgrims bringing sacrifices to the Temple unveiled in Jerusalem.

2000-year-old road to the Temple unveiled

Watch: Trump envoys 'break through' - to ancient Jerusalem road

David Friedman, Jason Greenblatt, Miriam Adelson, Sara Netanyahu, Nir Barkat, and David Beeri team up to break through to Pilgrim's Road.

Watch: Trump envoys 'break through' - to ancient Jerusalem road

Amb. Danny Danon to protesters: 'Shame on you'

Danon tells protestors to the unveiling of a Herodian road to connect to their own ancient history and historical Jerusalem.

Amb. Danny Danon to protesters: 'Shame on you'

Amb. Friedman:

'America's spiritual underpinnings come from Jerusalem'

Senior officials from around the world gather in City of David near Old City of Jerusalem for unveiling of 2nd Temple period Pilgrims' Road.

'America's spiritual underpinnings come from Jerusalem'

Peace Now members to protest against US Amb. David Friedman

Peace Now is protesting the inauguration ceremony of a tunnel in east Jerusalem. 'This is a trampling of Jerusalem.'

Peace Now members to protest against US Amb. David Friedman

Florida Governor: Mueller inverted burden of proof

Ron DeSantis visits City of David, says Special Prosecutor Mueller was not supposed to exnoerate, but to decide whether to prosecute or not.

Florida Governor: Mueller inverted burden of proof

Rare discovery in the City of David

2,600-year-old seal impression and stamp bearing names from Bible found in public building destroyed during destruction of First Temple.

Rare discovery in the City of David

In honor of Purim:

First 'Bes-Vessel' shard discovered in Jerusalem

Fragment of Persian-era clay jar depicting human face discovered in City of David refuse pit.

First 'Bes-Vessel' shard discovered in Jerusalem

Jew attacked in Jerusalem claims NIS 54,000 from attacker

Jew attacked by Arab in City of David in Jerusalem now suing attacker for financial and emotional damages. 'Attacks won't be tolerated.'

Jew attacked in Jerusalem claims NIS 54,000 from attacker

40 UN ambassadors visit City of David

The ambassadors were led by Amb. Danny Danon and met Mayor Moshe Leon.

40 UN ambassadors visit City of David

What was ex-Pentagon spokesperson doing in Old City of J'lem?

Former Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White joins Roseanne, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in visit to Old City of Jerusalem.

What was ex-Pentagon spokesperson doing in Old City of J'lem?

Jerusalem Mayor: I saw 3,000 years of Jewish history

Mayor Moshe Leon visits City of David, walks on paved stones visitors to the Holy Temple walked on thousands of years ago.

Jerusalem Mayor: I saw 3,000 years of Jewish history

2,000-year-old ring discovered in Jerusalem's City of David

Archaeologists working in the ancient City of David south of Old City of Jerusalem find ring from Second Temple period in ritual bath.

2,000-year-old ring discovered in Jerusalem's City of David

Why is terrorism a precursor to building?

Building in Judea and Samaria should not be contingent on terror attacks. Op-ed.

Why is terrorism a precursor to building?

Artifact from First Temple period unearthed in Jerusalem

'Beka' counting weight for census with ancient Hebrew script found in soil removed from Western Wall foundations.

Artifact from First Temple period unearthed in Jerusalem

Watch: City of David proves Jerusalem is Jewish

Congresswoman Illeana Ros-Lehtinen says in US House the archaeological site of Biblical Jerusalem prove UNESCO wrong on Jerusalem.

Watch: City of David proves Jerusalem is Jewish

Expert: Archaeological find belonged to rich individual

Watch: In an interview with Arutz Sheva, expert archaeologist explains significance of Hellenstic-era earring and where it was found.

Expert: Archaeological find belonged to rich individual

Rare, ancient gold earring found in the City of David

Rare gold earring from Hellenistic era found near Jerusalem's Old City. 'Whoever wore it belonged to Jerusalem‘s upper class.'

Rare, ancient gold earring found in the City of David

Attorney General objects:

New Jewish neighborhood in the City of David?

MK Yoav Kisch promotes bill to allow construction of Jewish neighborhood at site whee David and Solomon ruled.

New Jewish neighborhood in the City of David?

Rare clay amulet discovered in City of David

Ceramic amulet bearing Arabic blessing dating to Abbasid period discovered at Givati parking lot in City of David outside Jerusalem's walls.

Rare clay amulet discovered in City of David

A gift for Ivanka Trump: Earrings from the City of David

Deputy Foreign Minister gives daughter of US President a special gift on the occasion of the dedication of the US embassy.

A gift for Ivanka Trump: Earrings from the City of David

Jerusalem of Gold - in black and white

In honor of Jerusalem Day, the City of David Archive presents a selection of photos taken in Jerusalem over the past 150 years.

Jerusalem of Gold - in black and white