1st century quarry and tools found in Jerusalem

Published on May 16th, 2013 | by Admin

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A quarry, complete with ancient tools, has been uncovered in Jerusalem.

Some of the huge stones would’ve reached about 6.5 feet (2 meters) in length and weighed tens if not hundreds of tons, the researchers said.

In total, the team uncovered an area of around 11,000 square feet (1,000 square meters) where the ancient quarry would’ve existed. The quarry connects with other previously identified quarries, all of which seem to be situated in Jerusalem’s so-called “city of quarries” dating to the Second Temple period.

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Story: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience | Photo: Clara Amit, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority

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