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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.
Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
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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

Thank Gwyneth A
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!

1  Thank Kirsty C
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

Thank BradJill
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

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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.

Thank Paul_n_Cris
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.

Thank SBF2
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

Thank CJW913
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 !

Thank DanBineata
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Much of what you see in Jerusalem dates to the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Crusader periods or later. The Broad Wall is an exposed section of wall foundation built during the life of the Old Testament prophet Isaiah, about 700 BC. If you have an interest...More

1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed 28 October 2013

This place, although unpretensious, offers another opportunity to appreciate and admire what Jerusalem is: not just a City but a legend, with infinite layers of history behind it! So don't ignore the sign pointing to these ruins (you will see it if you walk from...More

Thank Lev M
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