Skyview, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority
NOT YOUR AVERAGE PARKING LOT. South of the Temple Mount—across the road from the Dung Gate of the Old City—sits the Givati Parking Lot. The site’s spectacular location in the northern part of the City of David is rivaled only by the extraordinary archaeological remains beneath—from the First Temple through Islamic periods. A large structure dated to the end of the Second Temple period (first century C.E.) may well be the palace of Queen Helena of Adiabene.