Silwan/City of David

Position Paper – In the Air and Underground – the Jerusalem Cable Car Project and its potential impact on the Historic Basin

During a government meeting on Jerusalem Day (28 May 2017), the ministers approved the plan to build a cable car that would transport tourists from West Jerusalem to Silwan\City of...

Rise in Infrastructural Work and Excavation Activity at the City of David Archaeological Site in Silwan

In the last months, particularly since September 2016, we have been witness to a wide range of development work at the City of David visitor center, in existing excavation sites...

A Privatized Heritage: How the Israel Antiquities Authority Relinquished Jerusalem’s Past

Preface: The Givati Parking Lot and the Kedem Center The following is the first in a series of reports based on internal documents of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) that...

Position Paper: Kedem Compound

The Prime Minister’s decision to move forward with the “Kedem Compound” plan in Silwan and the “Mount Scopus Slopes” National Park Last Wednesday morning we learned the Prime Minister and...

From Shiloah to Silwan – A Visitor’s Guide

What is the guide? This guide is based on Emek Shaveh’s alternative archeological tour in the village of Silwan and at the City of David national park. The tour, initiated...

The Jewish Yemenite Settlement in Silwan

In the late 19th century, Jewish Yemenites moved to live in the Arab village of Silwan. Nowadays, among many parties, specifically right-wingers and settlers, the old Yemenite settlement is considered...

Archaeology in the shadow of the conflict: The Mound of Ancient Jerusalem (City of David) in Silwan

Archaeology in the shadow of the conflict: The Mound of Ancient Jerusalem (City of David) in Silwan Introduction   The subject of this brochure is archaeology in the heart of...

“Beit Haliba” and the Givati Parking Lot Archeological Excavations and their Effect on the Status Quo in the Old City of Jerusalem and in Silwan

Introduction On February 13, 2012, the Jerusalem Building and Planning District Committee held a discussion on the issue of the construction of a four-story structure on the area known as...

Silwan Interactive Map

Terms   Salvage excavations Prior to any construction, laying of infrastructure or development in an area designated as an antiquities site, the developer must underwrite a “salvage excavation”. The purpose...