Some kings of Israel were also buried in their respective capitals, for example, Baasha in Tirzah (1 Kings 16:6); Omri and Ahab in Samaria (1 Kings 16:28; 22:37). See also Shmuel Yeivin, “The Sepulchers of the Kings of the House of David,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol. 27, p. 30 (1948) (“Beginning at the latest with the thirteenth-twelfth century B.C.E. and at least down to the seventh-sixth century, it was the current custom in the whole East Mediterranean basin to bury the kings in their palaces, or in the near vicinity—at any rate, not only within the walls of their capitals, but apparently within the area of the inner citadels of such capital cities,” at p. 38).
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