“For first time in 2000 years, we have a tool of the builders of the Kotel (Western Wall),” says archaeologist.
An astonishing archaeological discovery has been made at the foot of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the Arutz Sheva news site reports. The find is an ancient chisel, which apparently was used by the builders of the Western Wall of the Second Temple.
Archaeologist Eli Shukrun, who managed the excavations and found the rare tool, told Arutz Sheva that the chisel is “a moving discovery.” He noted that the ancient chisel, which is made of metal, is 15 centimeters (six inches) long.
“For the first time, after 2,000 years, we have a tool of the builders of the Kotel (Western Wall),” remarked Shukrun, who has dug in the City of David and the Temple Mount area for the Israel Antiquities Authority for 19 years.
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