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Address: Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
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This ancient ruin is a 23-foot-thick foundation of an Old Testament city...

This ancient ruin is a 23-foot-thick foundation of an Old Testament city wall that was built in 701 BC by Hezekiah, King of Judah.

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Interesting with a guide, a bit of wall without

Part of the footings of the old wall, it doesn't look much but with a great guide they can embellish the story and add context to another part of the old city.

Reviewed 9 July 2016
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the interesting things to see in the Jewish Quarter is a small section of ancient city wall known as the Broad Wall. This ancient structure is 7 meters wide and around 65 meters long, part of which can be viewed near The Cardo. It is believed that this wall was part of the city fortifications during the reign... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Found in the middle of the Jewish Quarter by Nahman Avigad on 1970,it is the Ancient Defensive wall marking the North-Western BORDER OF jERUSALEM,built by the King Hezekiyah,8th Century BCE,as a part of fortifications and water systems preparing Jerusalem for invasion by Sennacheriv from Assyriah, the wall is sevem meters thick and runs for 65 meters,please note on the wall... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

Part of the footings of the old wall, it doesn't look much but with a great guide they can embellish the story and add context to another part of the old city.

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Houston
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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Get an idea of the dimensions of the old city walls. It is a quick stop but interesting. Fine to see, get an idea of the past and then move along.

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

Located a short distance from the Cardo in the Jewish Quarter, this crumbling stretch of Jerusalem is easy to miss you if don't have a tour guide to point it out. Dating from the First Temple period, it is another piece of the history of Jerusalem. Take a quick photo, and then move on. It is not worth more than... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 8 December 2014

It is impressive how old it is , and how big it is !near to all old Jerusalem city ! They repare all and look like new !

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Thank DanBineata
Northern Virginia
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

Much of what you see in Jerusalem dates to the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Crusader periods or later. The Broad Wall is an exposed section of wall foundation built during the life of the Old Testament prophet Isaiah, about 700 BC. If you have an interest in archeology you might want to spend a few minutes at this site.

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

This place, although unpretensious, offers another opportunity to appreciate and admire what Jerusalem is: not just a City but a legend, with infinite layers of history behind it! So don't ignore the sign pointing to these ruins (you will see it if you walk from the Western Wall thru Jewish Quarter), unless you are just a casual visitor only interested... More 

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Pipe Creek, Texas
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

Just a few steps from the Cardo in the Jewish Quarter of the old city, this 5 minute stop will certainly enhance your understanding of the complex history of the Old City. If you're on a guided tour, you'll likely stop there. If not, ask somebody in the Jewish Quarter how to find it-it's easy.

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