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View looking north along the length of the "Broad Wall." Additional commentary to follow.

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During the rebuilding of the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem in the 1970’s Nahum Avigad was entrusted with the archaeological work conducted there.

One of the most important discoveries of Avigad was over 650 ft. [200 m.] of a 23 ft. [7 m.] wide and 10 ft. [3 m.] high wall that dated to the eighth century BC.  This discovery was proof positive that the city had expanded to include a large portion of the western hill of Jerusalem during the eighth century.