Temple Mount Southern Wall


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About:

The southern wall of the Temple Mount was originally made by Herod to expand the Temple Mount southwards on to the Ophel. It stands at approximately 922 feet in length, easily visible from the Mount of Olives or the Temple Mount itself. In recent years a large amount of excavation has taken place, revealing many sites, such as the pool of Siloam and the Huldah Gates. Inside the Temple Mount itself many of the original staircase and intricately carved ceiling survives.  For this reason, when Neil Armstrong visited the site and asked to be taken to a place where Jesus may have walked, the archaeologist in charge of the excavation brought him to this area.

More information:
//www.bibleplaces.com/southerntm.htm
//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Wall

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Temple Mount Southern Wall

Temple Mount Southern Wall
by Oren Rozen, via Wikimedia Commons

 
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