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A second photo of the Layers of History series.

This is the southern – western corner of the Temple Mountain. The wall was built by King Herod in the 1st century BC to form a huge square around the temple. The upper parts of the wall were built later, layer after layer. We still don’t know all the secrets hidden under all those layers.
There are two big and famous mosques on that square (which is located behind these walls, about 15 meters higher)- Al Aksa and the Dome of the Rock. The Western Wall, the holy place for Judaism actually starts in this corner, but the famous part of it is located about 150 meters from this point.
BTW – You can see two holes in a stone at the middle. Muslims believe that Mohammed tied his horse, Al Buraq, to the wall at this point, before he went up to the sky.


Please read more about the history of Jerusalem .

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