Second Temple-Era Miqveh Discovered in Jerusalem-

The IAA announced today that a miqveh, or ritual bath, dating to the Second Temple Period was recently discovered near Jerusalem’s Western Wall.

In a statement released Wednesday, the authority said the ritual bath was found inside a building containing three halls dating back to the Second Temple period, not far from the Western Wall.

The edifice is built of delicately dressed ashlar stones and the architecture is similar to compounds King Herod built on the Temple Mount, and Hebron’s Cave of Patriarchs, the authority said.

Cool stuff.

(Photo snaked from Jim West)


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