Discovered in the City of David, across from the Western Wall, were mysterious 3,000-year-old carvings. In an archaeological excavation carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the City of David, a discovery was made that continues to perplex archeologists. The V-shaped carvings were cut into the limestone floor, and each V is approximately 2 inches deep and 20 inches long.
“The discovery was made in a complex carved out of the bedrock near the Gihon Spring. The archeologists, Professor Roni Reich and Mr. Eli Shukrun believe that the discovery is dated sometime between the 18th Century BCE and the 8th Century BCE. The archaeologists at the dig cannot find any clues that explain why the shapes were carved and what they mean.
Ancient Jerusalem's mysterious "V"
Excavations at the City David have been ongoing for a number of years, and the room is located near the only natural water supply to Old Jerusalem. One interesting clue is that the walls were built in very straight lines and the floors are very level, indicating that the structure was important to whoever built it.
A century-old map of an expedition led by the British explorer Montague Parker 100 years ago includes the shape of a ”V” drawn in an underground channel not far away. Another fact that may, or may not, be a clue is that is not known if the room was built during Jewish rule of Jerusalem or by idol worshippers centuries beforehand.
One more clue: a stone, similar to a grave marker of today, was found upright in the room and may date back to a pagan era.
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