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18 facts about Jerusalem

by: Rabbi Ari Enkin Hello everyone! I am excited to share with you some of the “fun facts” that I found at: hubpages.com/hub/Fun-Facts-Jerusalem 1. Jerusalem has 1,578 public gardens and parks. 2. On average 1,100 tons of trash are picked…

The Jewish second Temple is waiting to be unearthed

One of the most prominent Israeli archaeologists declared today that remains from the First and Second Jewish Temple period – including the Second Temple itself – lie underneath the Temple Mount surface, just waiting to be excavated.

Dr. Eilat Mazar of Hebrew University accused the site’s Islamic custodians of destroying Jewish artifacts while attempting to turn the Temple Mount into a “giant mosque.”

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“I think we will find all the remains starting from the First Temple period and remains of the Temple itself,” said Mazar, a third-generation archeologist. “I mean, no one took it out, it’s there.”

Mazar said she is “absolutely sure” remains from the First and Second Temple periods, including “the Second Temple itself,” as well as later remains from the Byzentine and early Islamic periods, are just under the surface of the Temple Mount.