Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Few Sites We Will Target Beginning Tomorrow

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A- Entrance to Bethesda
B- Site of Pool of Israel
C- Ecce Homo Arch
D- Site of Fort Antonia
E- West face of 1st tower, the channel of an aqueduct marked by irregular covering slabs
F- Small section walled in center at ground level enshrines a sloping glacis
G- Wall follows rim of quarry which extends across road to bus station
H- Under Damascus Gate Bridge - Tenth Roman Legion Mark
I- Three doors, Rich lady named Tansuq, died 1398
J- Tomb for rich lady Tansuq
K- Hospice of the wise blind judge from 1267 which was made a prison by Ottomans
L - Road over Wilson's Arch
M- Tomb of Lady Turkan from the east, inscription of father/grandfather, Khans Golden Horde
N- Roman Pillar - 200 AD - Inscription honoring Marcus Maximus, gov. of Judea or 10th Legion
O- Hezekiah's Pool
P- Entrance to Hezekiah's Pool through Coptic Khan - ask to see through windows also view from
Petra Hotel and NE Tower of citadel
AA- Restored Cardo Maximus
BB- Cardo Maximus
CC-Cardo Maximus
DD- View ancient walls underground - 3 pieces from 600's, part of Middle Gate of Jer. 39:3, 586 BC
EE- View Crusader Shop fronts underground
FF- View Crusader Markets Underground - Crusaders built arched covers over Byzantine Cardo
GG- Access to the roofs
HH- 700 BC walls and Cardo
II - 600 BC Tower - on north wall in line with DD
JJ - 700 BC Broad Wall from Neh. 3:8 connects with HH
KK - Burnt House of High Priest in Upper City
LL- Wohl Archaeological Museum - Herodian Houses
MM - The Column
NN- Apse of the Nea Church
OO - Herodian Paving
PP - Roman Milestone
QQ-Slight projection of Ashlar
RR- Remains of Double Gate
SS- Straight Joint
TT- Burnt Arches
UU- Western Boor Jamb of Triple Gate
VV-Council House
WW- Ritual Bath House
XX- Inscription above Double Gate
YY- Trumpeter's Stone
ZZ- Ashlar Stone with projection used for pulling Ashlar which was not removed (3 rows up)
AAA- Foundation stones just north of Golden Gate with Herodian stones about #11-13. Offset just north of Gate
BBB- Excavation on Mount Zion of Hasmonean Wall
CCC- Wall from 900's BC
DDD- Stepped Street to Siloam Pool
EEE- Ancient Tunnel under Siloam Street
FFF-Huge Canaanite Fortress
GGG- Siloam Pool
HHH- Herodian Wall
III- Hasmonean Wall
JJJ- Tower
KKK- Baulk - open archaeological trench
LLL- Herodian Wall
MMM- Herodian Tower
NNN- City Gate
OOO- Turkish Tower
PPP- Midieval Tower

Suq el Qattanin = Shopping Arcade

Watch for Toni and myself on the Western Wall web-cam here

Galyn Wiemers

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