Friday, July 27, 2012

Walls Around Jerusalem National Park

The Walls Around Jerusalem National Park is now open to the public, a complex of buildings from the tenth to the sixth century BC. The remains were exposed during a multiyear dig and have been named the Ophel City Wall (see Nehemiah 3:26). Passageways have been built around various buildings which include a gatehouse, royal edifice and a fifth century AD wall. Also on display is a clay tablet thought to be the earliest written document to be discovered in Jerusalem.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (3 p.m. on Fridays) from April to September and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1 p.m. on Fridays) the rest of the year.

Some additional information and photographs are available at this site:,7340,L-4086258,00.html

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