A month ago, I noted an excavation in the northern Hinnom Valley of Jerusalem that was investigated and photographed by Tom Powers.  The architecture was partly obscured in those photographs by tarps. 

Reader Roi Brit passed the area a few days ago and noted that the excavation appears to have stopped and the tarps have been removed.  Craig Dunning has sent some photographs he took this morning.


View of excavations, looking north


View of excavations, looking south.  The artisans’ quarter is visible in the background. 


Close-up of excavations

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Jerusalem from southwest.  Area of excavations is circled in red.

If anyone knows more about what we’re looking at, let us know.