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Proto-Ionic Capital, c. 961–921 BCE

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Proto-Ionic capital found by Kathleen Kenyon at the City of David, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.

A proto-Ionic capital from the reign of King Solomon (c. 961–921 B.C.E.). A number of others like it were recovered from Solomonic Megiddo, where they adorned pilasters (columns attached to walls) and freestanding columns at the entrances to monumental buildings.

“Did I Find King David’s Palace,” BAR Jan-Feb 2006.

“Back to Megiddo,” BAR Jan-Feb 1994.

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