Tower of Solomon Unearthed on Mount Ophel

An important national monument, dating back to the times of King David and King Solomon, was added to the antiquities of Palestine as a result of excavations carried on by the Palestine Exploration Fund under the leadership of its acting president, Reverend Garrow Duncan.

Excavations carried on by the Fund on Mount Ophel on the site of the ancient “City of David” brought to view the Tower of Solomon. The tower, which is 40 feet high and has two step castions, one on each side, forms a striking picture. The architecture of the Tower includes David’s masonry with Solomonic repairs.

The Tower has been declared a national monument and will be taken care of by the Palestine Government.

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