Six Egyptian and Jordanian engineers began testing the stability of the eastern wall of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. Begun Thursday, the appraisal comes weeks after Israel’s Antiquities Authority reported that the 2,000-year-old wall was in danger of collapse as a result of a Feb. 11 earthquake that measured 5 on the Richter scale. For the past year, another team of Jordanian workers has been repairing a bulge on the southern wall of the holy site.
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