Nearly 3,000-year-old city wall discovered in Jerusalem
WEST BANK: Israeli archaeologists discovered a section of an ancient
city wall in Jerusalem that is believed to be built by Biblical King
Solomon around the tenth century B.C, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
said on Monday.
"A comparison of this latest finding with city walls and gates from
the period of the First Temple, as well as pottery found at the site,
enable us to postulate with a great degree of assurance that the wall
that has been revealed is that which was built by King Solomon in
Jerusalem in the latter part of the tenth century B.C," said the
excavation director Dr. Eilat Mazar.
The revealed city wall, 70 meters long and six meters high, is
located near the Mount Temple in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem, Tuesday, Xinhua