The first preliminary report of Eilat Mazar’s excavations of the City of David is provocatively entitled, The Palace of King David. The cover art shows an artist’s reconstruction of the palace, based on far more than what Mazar has excavated in her first three seasons. The 100-page work is subtitled Excavations at the Summit of the City of David: Preliminary Report of Seasons 2005-2007, and it is to be published by Shoham Academic Research and Publication in 2009. Eisenbrauns has it available for pre-order for $22.50.
The publisher’s description is as follows:
The preliminary report of the excavations at the top of the City of David hill in 2005-2007 summarizes the main findings from the Chalcolithic (the 5th millenium [sic] BCE) through the early Islamic (the 11th century CE) periods and presents initial conclusions of great importance to the study of the ancient history of Jerusalem.
UPDATE (8/10): The book is now shipping.