However, she believes there was a Solomonic wall here: “The date of these earliest walls [SII], on the basis of the deposits against them, is, on the field estimate of the pottery, eighth century B.C. or earlier [emphasis supplied]. The interesting point is that these walls were constructed of re-used stones of the character identified as Phoenician at Samaria … Solomon’s use of Phoenician masons is undoubted and it is a reasonable inference that, close at hand, there was a wall of the time of Solomon, from which the builders of the eighth century B.C. derived their stones. The combined evidence of the various sites therefore indicates that on the east side Solomon joined the town to which he succeeded to the platform of his new Temple by a wall along the eastern crest of the eastern ridge.” Kathleen M. Kenyon, Digging Up Jerusalem (New York: Praeger, 1975), pp. 115–116. For a photograph of the wall Kenyon excavated in SII, see plate 38.