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Wall Dating Back to Time of Israel’s Kings Uncovered in Jerusalem

The Jordan Government’s Department of Antiquities has begun work on uncovering a large section of the wall surrounding the ancient city of Jerusalem of the period when it was the capital of the Israelite kings, the Times of London reported here today from the Arab-held section of Jerusalem.

The report says that the wall has been uncovered outside the southeast corner of the Haram Alsherif and that the unearthed portion runs 65 feet in a straight line. It notes that the existence and general direction of the wall has been known since 1886.

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