#1300 Return to Jeremiah’s Pit
Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar is upset, according to a recent article in Haaretz newspaper. She charges that an archaeological excavation of what’s called Jeremiah’s Pit in the City of David is improper.
What’s curious about these charges is that Mazar worked closely with Elad, the organization that controls the City of David area, when she was excavating what’s been called the Palace of King David, just a few feet from Jeremiah’s Pit. Hmmm, what’s going on here? There appears to be more than what’s been revealed.
We will resist further speculation though, and instead we’ll revisit Jeremiah’s pit. We’re going into the archives and pulling out the audio from a 2001 visit to this unique site just outside the city walls of Jerusalem. (The photo at left was taken in 2001, at the bottom of Jeremiah’s pit. you can see the ladder by which we descended into the pit.)