Biblical Archaeology Review 43:1, January/February 2017

Archaeological Views: Mount Zion’s Upper Room and Tomb of David

By David Christian Clausen

One of the most fascinating tourist sites in Jerusalem is a building that stands atop Mount Zion, the southwest hill of Old Jerusalem. The lower story of this unique building is traditionally identified as the Tomb of David and the upper story as the room of Jesus’ Last Supper. What is the historical evidence for these claims? How likely is it that these sacred sites are actually located on Mount Zion, let alone in this specific building? Can archaeology help answer these questions?

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