https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/309480 MAGNIFICENT BUILDING FROM SECOND TEMPLE-PERIOD REVEALED Arutz Sheva Staff, July 08, 2021

“The Western Wall Heritage Foundation and the Israel Antiquities Authority are enabling the public to view impressive new sections of one of one of the most magnificent public buildings uncovered from the Second Temple period. … Part of the structure, to the west of Wilson’s Arch and the Temple Mount, was discovered and documented by Charles Warren in the nineteenth century, followed by various archaeologists in the twentieth century. Now that its excavation is complete, we know that it contained two identical magnificent chambers with an elaborate fountain between them.” Dr. Shlomit Weksler-Bdolach, excavation director on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, noted that “The building, which apparently stood along a street leading up to the Temple Mount, was used for public functions – it may even have been the city council building where important dignitaries were received before entering the Temple compound and the Temple Mount.”

A video discussing the building is available at https://youtu.be/TRFE-GfDzpY/. AUTHOR: This article was written by the Arutz Sheva Staff, without attribution. This article was published July 08, 2021 by Arutz Sheva Staff and is archived at https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/309480/. It is archived at Think-Israel at https://www.think-israel.org/arutz-sheva.buildingfromsecondtempletime.html