Yigal Shiloh, Excavations at the City of David I, 1978–1982: Interim Report of the First Five Seasons, Qedem 19 (1984), p. 27.


Shiloh, Excavations, pp. 16, 26.


Kathleen Kenyon, Digging Up Jerusalem (New York: Praeger, 1974), p. 100.


Kenyon, Digging Up Jerusalem, p. 100.


Benjamin Mazar emphasized that his proposal to identify the royal building uncovered in his excavations on the Ophel as the “house of Millo” was purely hypothetical and in any case cannot be definitely linked to the Millo of David and Solomon. See Eilat Mazar and Benjamin Mazar, Excavations in the South of the Temple Mount: The Ophel of Biblical Jerusalem, Qedem 29 (1989), pp. ix–x. It is particularly surprising that Prof. Shiloh, the latest excavator of the fill structure in Area G of the City of David excavations, ignored the identification proposed by Kenyon and, following Prof. Mazar’s suggestion about the house of Millo, sought to locate the Millo in the area of the royal building found by Mazar on the Ophel. See Shiloh, “The City of David: 1978–1983,” in Biblical Archaeology Today: Proceedings of the International Congress on Biblical Archaeology, Jerusalem, April 1984 (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1985), pp. 451–457.


Kenyon, Digging Up Jerusalem, p. 103.


Kenyon, “Excavations in Jerusalem, 1961,” Palestine Exploration Quarterly 94 (1962), p. 75: “Crowfoot’s excavations in 1927 showed that there was a depth of 56 feet of accumulation in it, and it originally demarcated the western side of the eastern ridge almost as sharply as did the Kidron Valley on the east.”


Kenyon, “Excavations in Jerusalem, 1962,” Palestine Exploration Quarterly 95 (1963), p. 16.


Shiloh, Excavations, p. 27.


In his study entitled The Proto-Aeolic Capitals and Israelite Ashlar Masonry (Qedem 11[1979], p. 10), Shiloh wrote, “The design of the outline and the lines of the relief of this capital are the finest of all the Proto-Aeolic capitals in this country.”


Shiloh, Proto-Aeolic Capitals, p. 11.


Kenyon, Digging Up Jerusalem, pp. 114–115.


Kenyon, “Excavations, 1962,” p. 17.


Kenyon, “Excavations, 1962,” p. 18.