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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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Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This wall was built 2600 years ago (even before Christ) and was part of the wall fortifications surrounding Jerusalem during the reign of King Hezekiah at the end of the 6th century. It was an amazing 23 feet (7 meters) in thickness and is excavated...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Only on one of my later trips to Jerusalem did I discover the Broad Wall in the Jewish Quarter. It dates back to the 8th c. before Christ, when King Hezekiah ruled in this city. It seems that the Broad Wall stretched as far as...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

We visited Jerusalem without a guide and had difficulty finding the Broad Wall. But persistence paid off and we found it, not far from the cardo. A fascinating discovery that helps to affirm the accuracy of the Bible. The extent of defensive building that Hezekiah...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Hezekiah's Broad Wall is...well, an extremely broad wall, which provided strong defence of the city in ancient times. If you're on a tour with a guide, they can add some context for you, otherwise take a guide book or read up a little beforehand!

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

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....More

Date of experience: May 2017
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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,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

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.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 1 September 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...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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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 !

Date of experience: December 2014
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