- We are in the Cityof David National Park
in the area that used tobe the Givati Car Park.
Where the Israel Antiquities Authority
and Tel Aviv University are conducting
in joint excavations.
I'm holding in my hand
a golden earring that was found here
and this golden earring,
we know from other earrings,
it dates to the third,
or maybe beginning ofthe second century BC.
The moment you pick it up from the earth,
it's clean and you see that
it's really high quality craftsmanship,
you see how unique this object is.
It's coming from the Greek world,
from the Macedonian and Greek world
of the third, second century of BCE.
And this is the first earring like that
that was found actually in Jerusalem
within Hellenistic time architecture.
For us, the moment yousee something like that,
you being to ask yourself,
who was the person wearing the earring?
They are here a few meters from
the active temple at that time.
One thing for sure is that
this man or woman were wealthy.
Somebody having an access
to earrings like that of
the coming from Greek,
has to be from the more affluent sector
of society at that time.
At the end of the process when we'll begin
to process more other finds,
this earring won't stand alone.
We'll have pottery to examine,
whether the pottery is coming
from Jerusalem or also
from other parts of the world.
We'll have knowledge about the people
from the actual building,
and then we'll havealso the dietary habits.
And we'll see whether these are,
these people are really rich,
or poor and maybe we'll be able
to say even more about their identity.
- [Voiceover] The City of David,
where it all began.