Originally posted by NOTurTypical
reply to post by MagnumOpus
It's called the "T1 site" by archaeologists. (Tomb 1). And not finding archived photos of the dig, maybe you can have better luck:
BAR magazine, Jan/Feb 1995, "Is this King David's Tomb?", p. 63
Sounds like you failed to notice that question mark on the BAR article. Plus, nobody has found proof, just conjectures and postulations
Everyone has seen the tunnel tomb theme:
Today, however, it is no longer accepted, especially since no other evidence has been found to confirm that they belong to the Israelite period”
As one might note----there don't appear to be any remains there in any of these studies of the tunnel tombs at Ir David.
So, you fail to make your case. There is basically nothing there but tunnels, and T1 is highly affected with quarry work.
Which means, just where are Davids remains, and his relatives, and though that area might have been used, at one time, when the temple terraces and
palaces were above the Gaphon Spring, it has not been used in a long time due to quarry activity there. Like the ruins for terrace zone for the
temple is still there, the area of the temple is long gone and so as with the contents for the tunnel tombs, if they ever were tombs. The Solomon's
temple was not where Herod's temple was located, as Soloman's was right over Gophon Spring, and not that large an area, but built up in height. The
need for height was almost like a mini-tower of Nimrod theme.
The original tombs were moved to safer areas by the times of Herod and his raiding the tombs for more money occured there, not at Ir David. The
Harod tomb raid were done in the Essene area, with little doubt, making the model accurate.
Just like the suggested tunnel tombs over in Ir David were several and contained family, so must the new area that houses all these remains be large
and underground in similar limestone areas, which the Harod monument was built over. More than likely the orginal tombs were secretly moved to some
limestone caves over on Mt. Zion.
Herod was one odd person, living in view of his temple in a volcanic shaped fortress. Herod had to build up a small hill to look like a small
volcanic mountain. Solomon's temple mount did some of the same with the terrace height build ups.
One of your constant problems is always trying to prove the bible holds true, when things change, and you can't seem to change. The changes were
the temple area of Solomon is no more, nor is the tombs of David where they first started in the little area of Ir David. Cemetaries move, so do
tombs to safer areas, where they acquire guardians to stop tomb raiders, like Herod.
Ir David is a shamable of ruins these days, not much of anything left there, not even important tombs. The Gaphon spring was the heart of the system
there, but new waters were found and the temple site moved from that of Solomon's, to the wide and flat area of Herod's.
edit on 29-7-2012 by MagnumOpus because: Failure to take note that cemetaries move and what was, is no more.