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  • Jerusalem's Ancient 'City of Quarries' Reveals City-Building Rocks

    06/19/2013 8:14:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    LiveScience ^ | May 9, 2013 | Jeanna Bryner
    The first-century quarry, which fits into the Second Temple Period (538 B.C. to A.D. 70), would've held the huge stones used in the construction of the city's ancient buildings, the researchers noted. Archaeologists also uncovered pick axes and wedges among other artifacts at the site in the modern-day Ramat Shlomo Quarter, a neighborhood in northern East Jerusalem... In total, the team uncovered an area of around 11,000 square feet (1,000 square meters) where the ancient quarry would've existed. The quarry connects with other previously identified quarries, all of which seem to be situated in Jerusalem's so-called "city of quarries" dating...