A street sign pointing to the City of David

A street sign pointing to the City of David

Entrance from the street - This archeological park is located in Wadi Hilweh, Silwan, East Jerusalem

Entrance from the street - This archeological park is located in Wadi Hilweh, Silwan, East Jerusalem

External wall and plaques of the City of Daivid (Madina Daud in Arabic)

External wall and plaques of the City of Daivid (Madina Daud in Arabic)

This beautiful walkway leads to the ticket office on RHS

This beautiful walkway leads to the ticket office on RHS

Looking back at the entrance from inside the City of David archeological park - Jerusalem

Looking back at the entrance from inside the City of David archeological park - Jerusalem

Ticket office (LHS) and souvenir shop on right

Ticket office (LHS) and souvenir shop on right

This site was very busy with the young visitors

This site was very busy with the young visitors

A young soldier with gun passing in front of the shop

A young soldier with gun passing in front of the shop

Lockers for hire (10 Shekles) to change  and get ready if anyone wanted to go to the Hezekiah's Tunnel

Lockers for hire (10 Shekles) to change and get ready if anyone wanted to go to the Hezekiah's Tunnel

Archeological site with Silwan village in background

Archeological site with Silwan village in background

In the year 1004 BCE, King David (Prophet Daud) conquered the city from the Jebusites and established his capital there.

In the year 1004 BCE, King David (Prophet Daud) conquered the city from the Jebusites and established his capital there.

View of Silwan village from the City of David

View of Silwan village from the City of David

A sign showing the ancient tombs inside the village (on RHS of this photo)

A sign showing the ancient tombs inside the village (on RHS of this photo)

Kidron Valley is seen here on LHS and Mount of Olives can be seen in the distance

Kidron Valley is seen here on LHS and Mount of Olives can be seen in the distance

Stairs leading to the Hazakieh's Tunnel

Stairs leading to the Hazakieh's Tunnel

A sign pointing towards the Hazekiah's Tunnel (Warren's Shaft)

A sign pointing towards the Hazekiah's Tunnel (Warren's Shaft)

A beautiful view of the Palestinian village of Silwan

A beautiful view of the Palestinian village of Silwan

City of David consists of lots of recently renovated houses, area and sites spread on a steep hill and the valley

City of David consists of lots of recently renovated houses, area and sites spread on a steep hill and the valley

Gas pipes and controllers in the City of David

Gas pipes and controllers in the City of David