Nehemiah tells us that “Shallum rebuilt the Fountain Gate” and then “built the wall of the Pool of Solomon at the royal garden as tar as the stairs that go down from the City of David” (Nehemiah 3:15). This clearly places the City of David on the eastern hill. The next verse contains the description of a portion of the wall repair “opposite David’s tomb.” The tomb of David must have lain inside the city wall, not far from the Siloam Pool, yet still at a distance from the Temple Mount, precisely where the tombs Weill found are located.