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The Broad Wall

The Broad Wall is an archaeological site in Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem.

This wall was Jerusalem’s protective wall during the First Temple period and one of the most important discoveries uncovered in Jerusalem.

Until the discovery of the wall, many scholars believed that the capital of the kings of Judah until the destruction of the Temple was only in the limited area of ​​the City of David.

However, the discovery of the wall in the 1970’s reveled that the city had expanded to include the hill to the west of the Temple Mount.

This proved that the Kingdom of Judea was in fact much larger and greater than previously thought.

The broad wall was built 7 meters or 23 feet thick by King Hezekiah to protect the city of Jerusalem from the Assyrian army in 701 BCE.

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