November 30, 2011
This Is Not The Wall You Are Looking For.

JERUSALEM (AP) Newly found coins underneath Jerusalem's Western Wall could change the accepted belief about the construction of one of the world's most sacred sites two millennia ago, Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday.

But archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority now say diggers have found coins underneath the massive foundation stones of the compound's Western Wall that were stamped by a Roman proconsul 20 years after Herod's death. That indicates that Herod did not build the wall part of which is venerated as Judaism's holiest prayer site and that construction was not close to being complete when he died.

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Posted by Ellen at November 30, 2011 06:56 PM

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