Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Remnant of Jerusalem's pre-exilic wall found

EXCAVATION: Archaeologists find part of Jerusalem’s wall destroyed on Ninth of Av. In 586 BCE, the Babylonians breached the walls of Jerusalem and tore down the Temple, but part of the walls have survived, researchers discovered (Rossella Tercatin, Jerusalem Post).

This year the Ninth of Av (Tisha B'Av) begins at sundown on 17 July.

UPDATE: Incorrect link now fixed!

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