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'Once-in-a-lifetime discovery': Archaeologists uncover pieces of palace connected to King David

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Archaeologists have discovered three 2,700-year-old relics of the ancient Kingdom of Judah during ongoing excavations in Jerusalem.

The three decorated column heads bear the same style as others of the kingdom, a symbol of the Davidic dynasty. Experts believe the column heads date from the time of King Hezekiah, a descendant of King David.

“This discovery is really a once-in-a-lifetime discovery,” City of David Foundation Vice President Doron Spielman told The Jerusalem Post.

“It’s not every day that we’re able to discover something that four billion people around the world -- who have some type of identity to the bible, to ancient Jerusalem, to the idea of discovering the Bible and unearthing the archaeology underneath the ground and connecting it to the actual place -- can relate to," he said.

The stones, known to archaeologists as "capitals," appeared to have been carefully hidden amid the wreckage of the site, according to the BBC.

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