Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Jaffa Gate Excavations

One of the items on my list for this blog was some new photos of the renovations at Jaffa Gate.  Tom Powers has beat me to it, however, and done a much better job.  He has a number of high-resolution photographs, along with explanations of what you’re seeing (as best as can be determined by an outsider).  I have heard through the grapevine that the archaeologists uncovered both ancient and modern aqueducts as well.  This makes sense given the location of Jaffa Gate and the nearby presence of the Towers/Hezekiah’s Pool.

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Jaffa Gate area with excavations, tb010310770

Jaffa Gate area with excavations underway
Photo taken January 3, 2010

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2 Comments:

  • Todd,
    Thanks for the tip on Tom's Blog. GREAT stuff

    By Blogger Dan, at Fri Jan 29, 07:05:00 AM  

  • Todd, very interesting about the aqueducts. I don't know if this is connected, but I also spotted a stone-lined shaft that had been cleared. I have now added a photo of it to my original post, here: http://israelpalestineguide.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/excavations-inside-jaffa-gate-january-2010/

    TOM POWERS
    Jerusalem

    By OpenID israelpalestineguide, at Wed Feb 03, 05:38:00 PM  

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