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Wall dating to Second Temple unearthed | Israel | Jerusalem Post

03 Sep

“In the Second Temple period the city, with the Temple at its center, was a focal point for Jewish pilgrimage from all over the ancient world, and in the Byzantine period it attracted Christian pilgrims who came in the footsteps of the story of the life and death of their messiah,” said Yehiel Zelinger, the excavation’s director.

He said the builders of the Byzantine wall were unaware of the existence of the earlier structure, yet they placed their wall precisely along the same route due to its advantageous location for the defense of the city.

Wall dating to Second Temple unearthed | Israel | Jerusalem Post.

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