Photo: Ancient quarry used to build Jerusalem found

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May 9, 2013

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A huge quarry, along with tools and a key, used by workers some 2,000 years ago, have been discovered during an excavation in Jerusalem prior to the paving of a highway, the Israel Antiquities Authorities (IAA) announced.

The first-century quarry, which fits into the Second Temple Period (538 B.C. to A.D. 70), would’ve held the huge stones used in the construction of the city’s ancient buildings, the researchers noted.

via Ancient quarry used to build Jerusalem found – Science.



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