Arkosic Dead Sea sandstone tablet describes repairs to Solomon's Temple by Joash who reigned about 839-799 b.c.e. and, in accord with this, carbon-14 dating by Israel's Geological Institute, under Shimon Ilani, has authenticated the inscription as being around 2,800 years old.
A large basalt stele with thirteen lines of Aramaic script was discovered in 1993 at the foot of Mount Hermon. The inscription was created by King Hazael of Aram-Damascus in about 825 BCE, soon after the time of King Ahab of Israel and David's lineal descendant, King Jehosaphat of Judah. It states that his father, Hadad II, was victorious in battle against Jehosaphat (c. 860 BCE) and defeated the "foot soldiers, charioteers and horsemen of the King of the House of David."
Beneath King Solomon's Temple - 1870 London Illustrated News But it wasn't until 1973 that a concerted attempt was made to reveal the first House of the Lord - the Temple of King Solomon. The archaeological project was led by Prof. Benjamin Mazar of the Hebrew University, with field architect Dr. Leen Ritmeyer. To their astonishment, in the floor of the Holy of Holies above was the carved rectangular depression (48 inches by 31 inches), where the Ark of the Covenant once stood (1-Kings…
"The Moabite Stele, dated ca. 860 BC, contains 36 lines of Phoenician script which relate to the rebellion of King Mesha of Moab against King Jehoram of Israel and King Jehosaphat of Judah (i.e., the House of David). This battle is recounted in 2-Kings 3:5-27"
A particularly interesting artifact from the Solomon Temple reign of King Uzziah of Judah, c. 750 BC, is a small ivory pomegranate - vase shaped with a long neck and petals. Around its shoulder, in an early Hebrew script, is inscribed "Sacred donation for the priests of the House of the Lord ". Like the Temple Ostracon and the Tel Dan Inscription, this item is also held at the Israel Museum.