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Archaeologists find part of Jerusalem’s wall destroyed ahead of 9th of Av


A section of Jerusalem’s city wall built some 2,700 years ago and mostly destroyed by the Babylonian army in 586 BCE was uncovered by archaeologists in the City of David National Park, the Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced Wednesday.


The massive structure – some 5 m. wide – was built on the steep eastern slope leading to the city, just a few dozen meters away from the Temple Mount.


Probably the steepness of the area preserved the structure from destruction during the Babylonian conquest – a vivid account of which is offered in the Bible – since the invading army likely accessed the city from an easier path.


What an amazing find, specially when it is discovered couple of days before the day (tomorrow, Sunday July 18) remembering the destruction of the Temple


From an article in the Jerusalem Post

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