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  4/23/2014, Nissan 23, 5774

Rare Tool Unearthed by Kotel, Temple Mount


An ancient chisel was unearthed during an archaeological dig near the Western Wall (Kotel) and Temple Mount. The chisel was seemingly used by ancient construction workers who built the Kotel in the times of the Beit Hamikdash (Temple).

Archaeologist Eli Shukrun, the manager of the dig found the rare tool and told Arutz Sheva that it is a rather exciting find. “For the first time, after thousands of years, we have in our hands what the builders of the Kotel held in theirs.”