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The Wide Wall Jerusalem

Ben Dor A.
The Wide Wall Jerusalem

A great wall surrounding the new area of the city that was built during the 1st Temple time.

Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem
ME cuisine
A Hat, good walking shoes, water, goodwill and the Bible are essentials for a fruitful visit.
Included in the full day tour.

The Wide Wall: During the rule of King, Hezekiah, in the 8th C BCE, the Assyrian King Sennacherib conquered Judea and laid siege on the city of Jerusalem. Hezekiah decided to fortify the city, when he heard that the Assyrian army was approaching Jerusalem. A massive wall was built to protect Ancient Jerusalem, Temple Mt. and the new area of the city (today part of the Old walled Jerusalem).  Archaeologists, in 1970, found that some of the houses which stood on the planned section of the fortified wall were demolished and their rocks were reused to reinforce the great wall. As it says in Isaiah (22:9-10): ” Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool.  And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall.”

Opening hours

09:00 - 19:00

How to get there

By foot