Givati Parking Lot Excavation

Givati Parking Lot Excavation
Jerusalem, Israel
Build Environment
50m x 35m x 8m

The Givati Parking lot (Hanyon Givati) is a large archaeological site located in the City of David neighbourhood in Jerusalem.

The excavation started in 2007 when, during the construction of a new parking lot adjacent the Dung Gate of Jerusalem, monumental evidences appeared. Since then, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) is conducting an extensive rescue campaign to uncover and document all structures and finds.

Today the site consists of several monumental buildings overlapping on different historical layers and extending over an area of ~ 30000 square meters, reaching a depth of more than 10 meters from the current street level.

In almost 10 years of research, archaeologists have been able to identify and classify structures ranging from the Iron Age to the Hellenistic, Byzantine and Roman periods.


Ben-Ami, D., 2014. Notes on the Iron IIA Settlement in Jerusalem in Light of Excavations in the Northwest of the City of David.Tel Aviv,41(1), pp.3-19.

Ben-Ami, D., Tchekhanovets, Y., (2011). The Lower City of Jerusalem on the Eve of its Destruction, 70 C.E.: A View from Hanyon Givati. In: BASOR 364, pp. 61-85.

Ben-Ami, D., Tchekhanovets, Y., 2016. Then they built up the City of David with a high, strong wall and strong towers, and it became their citadel (I Maccabees 1:33). In: E. Meiron (ed.), City of David Studies of Ancient Jerusalem 11 (2016), pp. 19-29.


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