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Section of Ancient Jerusalem’s “third Wall” Unearthed when Digging Foundation for House

An archaeological discovery of great interest has been made here with the accidental unearthing of what is believed to be the “Third Wall” surrounding ancient Jerusalem.

Workers digging a foundation for a new house on Prophet Street, in the center of the city, near the Russian Compound, discovered the remains of an ancient tower overlooking the Mediterranean which is believed to be a section of the “Third Wall” described by ancient historians as “one of the prettiest and most adorned towers of Jerusalem.” Also discovered was an important mosaic dating from the pre-Christian era.