Background Information Old Testament New Testament New Testament (cont.) Gentile Period (cont.)
1-Biblical Jerusalem 16-Salem, Jebus 33-Ashlar Stones 51-Bethesda Pool 68-Saint Anne's Church
2-History of Jerusalem 17-Milo, Jebusite Wall 34-Temple Mount 52-Holy Sepulcher 69-Sultan's Pool
3a-Map of Today's City 18-Gihon Springs 35-NE of End of Wall 53-Garden Tomb 70-Citadel
3b-The Four Quarters 19-City of David 36-SE End of Wall 54-Fort Antonia 71-Colonnade Column
3c-Photos 20-David's Palace 37-Western Wall 55-Phasael Tower  
3d-Silwan 21-Temple Mount 38-West Wall Tunnel 56-Struthion Pool  
4-The Walls Today 22-Solomon's Walls 39-Mikvah, Ritual Baths 57-Gethsemane  
5-The Gates Today 23-Solomon's Quarries 40-The Large Mikvah 58-Tombs in Hinnom Miscellaneous
6-Archaeology Periods 24-Broad Wall 41-Wilson's Arch 59-Jerusalem Tombs Archaeological Finds
7-Archaeology History 25-Hezekiah's Tunnel 42-Warren's Gate Gentile Period Jason's Tomb
8-Old Ancient Core 26-Middle Gate 43-Barclay's Gate 60-Ecce Homo Lazarus' Tomb
9-Kidron Valley 27-Nehemiah's Wall 44-Robinson's Arch 61-Roman Inscription Tomb of David
10-Central Valley Hasmonean 45-Western Wall Street 62-Cardo Maximus Via Dolorosa
11-Hinnom Valley 28-Walls and Towers 46-Western Wall Shops 63-Roman Road Hezekiah's Pool
12-Mount of Olives 29-Aqueduct 47-South Temple Wall 64-Nea Church  
13-Mount Moriah 30-Acra 48-Archaeology Park 65-Al Aqsa Mosque  
14-Western Hill Mt Zion 31-Temple Mount 49-Siloam Road 66-Dome of the Rock  
15-Ophel 32-Tombs in Kidron 50-Siloam Pool 67-Temple Mount  
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31- Temple Mount of the Hasmoneans

The Hasmoneans built an extension to the south of the Temple Mount that Solomon had built. Herod later expanded the Temple Mount again to the south, the west and the north. We can still see the bend in the eastern Temple Mount wall at the point the Hasmoneans attached their extension to the eastern wall of Solomon's Temple Mount.


This diagram shows Herod's extension around Solomon's and the Hasmoneans work.

 


The bend can be seen in this eastern wall where the Hasmoneans attached their extension to Solomon's wall. The location of this bend is
labeled in the photo below.



The labeled photo identifies where the Hasmoneans connected their southern extension of the Temple Mount. It covered up much of the Seleucid's fortress known as the Acra.

 

This is a photo of the east wall of the Temple Mount. The straight seam that Galyn Wiemers is pointing to (visible in the center of the photo, from the bottom of the wall up through the first six courses of the stones) is at the south end of the east wall of the Hasmonean extension of the Temple Mount. In the right half of this photo (from the straight seam to the right edge of the photo) are stones from the Hasmonean addition to the Temple Mount wall. The second extension to the left (south) of the Hasmonean extension was done by Herod beginning in 19 BC. These southern additions covered up most of the remains of the Seleucid fortress called the Acra.
 
 

 

   

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