More breaking news: Overnight Australian time an Israeli archaeologist announced the discovery of an ancient fortification near the Temple mount in Jerusalem which she believes to date back 3000 years to King Solomon's time. If her estimation is correct, it would be evidence that Israel at the time had a strong central government as the Bible indicates. To date, most Israeli archaeologists have contended that the lack of archaeological evidence from this time period means that the reigns of David and Solomon as recorded in the Bible are at best exaggerated or at worst mythical.
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The pic is of the excavations.