Bible and archaeology news
Estimates based on Jerusalem police data suggest that there were 10.5 million visits to Jerusalem’s Western Wall in 2012. An Israeli national symbol and arguably Judaism’s most sacred site, the wall was built by Herod the Great in the first century when he broadened Solomon’s Temple Mount with an extended eastern wall and new western, northern and southern walls. The major increase in worship and tourism has spurred on the construction of new facilities to accommodate the increased traffic to the site.
The Stones of Herod’s Temple Reveal Temple Mount History including “Quarrying and Transporting Stones for Herod’s Temple Mount” by Leen Ritmeyer as it appeared in BAR.
Jerusalem’s Temple Mount Not Completed by King Herod
Layers of Jerusalem Archaeology
BAS Library Members: Read the full feature “Reconstructing Herod’s Temple Mount in Jerusalem” by Kathleen Ritmeyer and Leen Ritmeyer as it appeared in BAR.
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I thought that my head of King Herod and the model would be a nice addition to the Western Wall Heritage Foundation Collection——-!