The figure of King David, who is so well known from the biblical tradition, is a very elusive figure from the archaeological or historical point of view. Even in Jerusalem, David’s capital city, there is no clear archaeological layer that can be related to him. Dr. Garfinkel’s excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa (2007-2013) uncovered for the first time in the archaeology of Israel, a fortified city from the time of King David. His excavations at Khirbet al-Ra’i (since 2015) uncovered another site in Judah from the time of King David. In this lecture, Dr. Garfinkel discusses the importance of the discovery of these two sites.