THE BIBLE UNEARTHED: THE MAKING OF A RELIGION -- ILLUSTRATED SCREENPLAY & SCREENCAP GALLERY
In the late Bronze Age and in the early Iron Age, there is human activity here;
there's human occupation here, ON A VERY SMALL SCALE.
[Israel Finkelstein] The way I see it, there was a village here in the 10th century, but it was a small one, MAINLY ON THIS PART of the ridge of the city of David, NOT ALL ALONG THE RIDGE, and with a very limited population, NOT FORTIFIED AND WITH NO MONUMENTS.
[Ronny Reich, University of Haifa] Well, I agree that it was a very small place. Iron Age Jerusalem was a very small place. And this does not agree -- archaeology and text describe two different natures of sites. Not the existence, but the natures of sites.
[Narrator] Unlike the GREAT CITY of the 7th Century, David's [?] Jerusalem was a simple mountain village covering 3-4 hectares.