In ancient times, when it came to royal families, the only thing worse than having no sons was having too many.

Discover how King David’s son Solomon, one of the Bible’s most famous rulers, was moments away from never becoming king.

City of David: Bringing the Bible to Life is a series of short videos highlighting archeological discoveries relating to the City of David – the place where Jerusalem began – affirming Jerusalem’s Biblical heritage.

See more episodes in the series here:

Video credit: Gil Mezuman & City of David Archives