Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Israel finds a 2,000 year old podium in the city of David

Israeli archaeologist Nahshon Szanton of the IAA (Israel Antiquities Authority) stands on top of a unique pyramid-shaped staircase structure exposed on the street ascending from the City of David.
ISRAEL---An intriguing find consisting of an impressive pyramid-shaped staircase constructed of large ashlar stones was uncovered in an archaeological excavation currently conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority. The excavation is located in the Jerusalem Walls National Park in the City of David, site of ancient Jerusalem, and is being carried out in cooperation with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and the City of David Foundation. This structure, situated alongside the 2,000 year old Second Temple stepped street, which carried pilgrims on their way from the Shiloah (Siloam) Pool to the Temple, which stood atop the Temple Mount. [link]