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Evidence of Biblical Babylonian Destruction of Jerusalem Discovered

It seems like archaeologists in the Holy Land are constantly unearthing further proof of biblical events, and this week is no different. The Jerusalem Post's Daniel K. Eisenbud reports that the Israel Antiquities Authority has discovered evidence of the Judean Kingdom of the Bible, as well as the Babylonians' destruction of the Holy City:

Less than one week before Tisha B’Av, the Israel Antiquities Authority presented further evidence of the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians, unearthed during excavations at the Jerusalem Walls National Park in the City of David.

During the excavations, concentrated on the eastern slope of the City of David, structures dating more than 2,600 years ago were unearthed after being delicately extricated from collapsed layers of stone, the IAA said Wednesday.

“Nestled within the collapse, many findings have surfaced, including: charred wood, grape seeds, pottery, fish scales and bones, and unique and rare artifacts,” the Authority said in a statement.

“These findings depict the affluence and character of Jerusalem, capital of the Judean Kingdom, and are mesmerizing proof of the city’s demise at the hands of the Babylonians...”

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