Dr. Eilat Mazar takes a break with HWAC volunteers on the Ophel Excavation.(Ryan Friesen)
Dr. Eilat Mazar takes a break with HWAC volunteers on the Ophel Excavation.
(Ryan Friesen)

Putting the Solomonic Era ‘On the Map’

August 31, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
Student volunteers from Herbert W. Armstrong College begin work on the second phase of Eilat Mazar’s Ophel Excavation.

Seventeen Herbert W. Armstrong College students and Trumpet staff members recently joined my family in Jerusalem to volunteer on an archaeological excavation at the Ophel, under the direction of Dr. Eilat Mazar. The excavation, located at the foot of the southern wall of the Temple Mount, is the site of a monumental royal complex that has been dated to the time of King Solomon.

Dr. Benjamin Mazar, Eilat’s grandfather, pioneered the excavations at this location beginning in 1968. For 10 years thereafter, our predecessor Herbert W. Armstrong supplied financial support and Ambassador College student volunteers to help with Benjamin Mazar’s excavations.

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