Hershel Shanks

HOW COULD THEY MISS IT? The major city wall shown here, with archaeologist Eli Shukron standing at left, was built by King Hezekiah in the eighth-century B.C.E. as part of a fortification to protect the Gihon Spring and an expanded Jerusalem. The wall was only recently discovered in the renewal excavations of Reich and Shukron, demonstrating the dangers of reaching conclusions based on negarive evidence.