The statement above related to burial sites in Field 5, but also 7 and 9 of the excavation, which is the upper elevation of the east facing north-south ridge of Mount Moriah - west of and between the modern Area G and E. It is testimony to the use of at least some of these areas as cultic worship sites established around sacred burial caves in the early and mid Bronze Age periods.
|Presenting my tomb theory to members of the Israel Antiquity Authority|
The vigil seen at grave-sides in Israel today may resemble an early form of a tradition that continues by devotees who recite psalms and other prayers.
|Prayer vigil at Joseph's tomb|
|Plan of Gihon excavations - The Rock-cut pool disconnected bidirectional north-south access|
|Cut quarry often confused as - upper Gihon Pool|
|Remnant of shaft to round chamber in rock-cut quarry|