Splendid Temple Era Street Found in Jerusalem

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Archaeological excavations being carried out in Ir David, near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, have uncovered what is said to be one of the most impressive finds in the site: a magnificent terraced street from the Herodian era, which served pilgrims and extended 600 meters from the Shiloah (Siloam) Pool to the Temple.

The store fronts and the splendid appearance of the remains have led researchers to conclude it was Jeruslem’s main street in the Second Temple era.

Drainage canals were exposed under the street. The excavators think these are the canals mentioned by contemporary historian Josephus Flavius, who said the Romans trapped the Jews who hid under the streets. The canals contained some cooking pots and remains of food, which may have served the Jews who hid out there in their final days.


2 thoughts on “Splendid Temple Era Street Found in Jerusalem

    Fr.Leslie J. Payne said:
    February 12, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    There are many accounts of underground streams/aquifers from the times of Kings David & Solomon. According to a map in my concordance there was a reservoir to the South of Herod’s Temple and also a Bath House to the North of it. There was also an underground passage running North from the Temple towards the Gate Tadi. Which led into an area called Antonia which was South of the Castle of Baris. All very interesting stuff!

    William Parry-Husbands said:
    March 9, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    Very Interesting Site

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