J.D. Bartell

David and Solomon’s Jerusalem, still known as the City of David, is the oldest part of the city. It extends south from Jerusalem’s walled Old City. In the accompanying article, author Jane Cahill argues that archaeological remains bear evidence that Jerusalem was a major city in the tenth century B.C.E., the age of David and Solomon. The drawing is an artist’s rendition of the City of David in Solomon’s time. In that period Middle Bronze Age fortifications and towers were still in use. The drawing also shows a later, eighth-century, wall.