Vester, p. 213. Raymond Weill excavated on the Ophel under the patronage of Baron Rothschild in 1913–14, and cleared a wide section of the site, uncovering two badly damaged rock hewn cavities which he identified as the remains of the Royal Tombs. See Raymond Weill, La Cite de David. (Paris: 1920), pp. 157–73; for an opposing view, cf. Kathleen Kenyon, Digging Up Jerusalem. (London 1974), p. 156.