DAVID’S ROYAL CITY. The narrow 12-acre ridge, still known as the City of David, lies south of the Temple Mount and just west of the Kidron Valley. It is the location of the most ancient settlement of Jerusalem. Perhaps the world’s most excavated city since the 1960s, this area of Jerusalem has been excavated by Kathleen Kenyon, Yigal Shiloh and, most recently, Eilat Mazar. Mazar has uncovered a “Large Stone Structure” she believes was built by King David as his palace. Does the archaeology support her claim?