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SPECIAL VIDEO! A magnificent building from Second Temple-period Jerusalem

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation and the Israel Antiquities Authority are enabling the public to view impressive new sections of one of one of the most magnificent public buildings uncovered from the Second Temple period.

Part of the structure, to the west of Wilson’s Arch and the Temple Mount, was discovered and documented by Charles Warren in the nineteenth century, followed by various archaeologists in the twentieth century.

Now that its excavation is complete, we know that it contained two identical magnificent chambers with an elaborate fountain between them.

The walls of the halls and the fountain were decorated with a sculpted cornice bearing pilasters (flat supporting pillars) topped with Corinthian capitals. The decorative style of the building is typical of opulent Second Temple-period architecture.

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C & 22:34 06.10.2022
So very beautiful!!! 🥰👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉✝️ YAHWEH REIGNS SUPREME FOREVER!!!
Desiree Siefkas 21:43 06.10.2022
Thank you, Israel 🇮🇱 for sharing this magnificent structure. Israelis have worked hard to uncover this opulent building. Living in Israel 🇮🇱 one maybe uncovering lots of history.
Tuin Boon 21:21 06.10.2022
History speaks clearer every step
00:09 03.10.2022
Magnificent-Spectacular!
Anna Payton 21:47 02.10.2022
Awesome just Awesome
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