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Ancient quarry used for Second Temple discovered

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  • Kim Noyes
    *Ancient quarry used for Second Temple discovered* Yedioth Internet [Israel], 09.26.07 The Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Sunday the discovery of a
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      Ancient quarry used for Second Temple discovered
      Yedioth Internet [Israel], 09.26.07

      The Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Sunday the discovery of a
      quarry that supplied large stones used to build the Second Temple
      compound during King Herod's time. The ancient 1.23 acre quarry was
      found during an archeological dig in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood on
      the Shuafat ridge in northern Jerusalem. Israel Antiquities Authority
      sources said the quarry's stones were placed as the foundations of the
      Second Temple. This is the first time such a quarry that can be linked
      to Jerusalem's grand construction projects of the Second Temple period
      has been discovered. Stones found in the quarry reach about 26 feet and
      are similar to stones that were kept at the bottom parts of the Temple
      Mount compound. This new discovery seems to provide an answer to the
      age-old question of where the giant stones used for Second Temple period
      Jerusalem buildings were taken from.

      http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3453394,00.html



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