Mysterious 2,000-year-old podium found near Temple Mount in City of David

A mysterious, well preserved 2,000-year-old pyramid-shaped staircase constructed of large ashlar stones was recently uncovered by the Israel Antiquities Authority on a street in the City of David, adjacent to the destroyed Second Temple, the IAA announced on Monday.

The structure was revealed during an excavation of an ancient roadway ascending from the Siloam Pool to the Temple Mount, carried out in coordination with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and the City of David Foundation.

According to archaeologists Nahshon Szanton and Dr. Joe Uziel, who directed the excavation on behalf of the IAA, such a finding in the area is unprecedented.


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