Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Archaeology: Nehemiah's wall artifacts

A team of archaeologists discovered the wall in Jerusalem’s ancient City of David during a rescue attempt on a tower in 2007 that was in danger of collapse.

Artifacts including pottery shards and arrowheads found under the tower suggested that both the tower and the nearby wall are from the 5th century B.C., the time of Nehemiah. Scholars previously thought the wall dated to the Hasmonean period from about 142 B.C. to 37 B.C.

Kyle Campbell


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