Kathleen Kenyon, Digging Up Jerusalem (New York: Praeger, 1974), p. 156. In her effort to discredit these tombs as the royal cemetery, Kenyon even doubted that the Bible really meant “in” when it referred to royal burials in the City of David: “I would even go so far as saying that I doubt that in Jerusalem means within the walls of the city, for burial within the walls of the town was completely contrary to semitic practice” (p. 32). That’s why she had to argue they were cisterns.