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View looking south along the length of the "Broad Wall."  note the measuring stick on the corner of the building on the left (east) side of the image.  It is 25 ft. [8 m.] high and indicates how high the wall was when it was first built.

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

One of the most important discoveries of Avigad was a wall that was over 650 ft. [200 m.] long and 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.

To view additional images of Avigad's Wall Click Here.

Image from the Zondervan Atlas of the Bible, p. 165. To view/use additional images from the Atlas Click Here.