Herodian Street

Herodian Street is a corridor along the Temple Mount's (Haram al-Sharif) western wall. The street was uncovered for a total length of 70 m. It is about 10 m. wide, paved with large (3 x 1.5 m), very thick stones, carefully trimmed and joined together for comfortable walking.

circa 10 CE

General view of the Herodian Street along the Western Wall of Temple Mount (Haram al-Sharif). The shops as seen on the left were probably on both sides of the road and this area whould have been a very busy commercial site (illustration). Pile of stones in the background is from Roman destruction of the Temple from 70 CE.

circa 10 CE

Herodian Shops was a cluster of cells built along the Western wall on the southwest corner. The cluster included some 3 or 4 shops along the western wall and 5 or 6 shops on the opposite side of the street.

circa 10 CE

Herodian era bakery, the burnt structure in the middle of the picture was identified as a bakery due to the circular floor ovens were found there.

circa 10 CE

The large stones which had been knocked down from the western retaining wall of the Temple Mount in 70 CE, destroying the shops and damaging the pavement. The architectural fragments were found here make it possible to reconstruct the staircase and the upper part of the retaining wall.

circa 10 CE

Robinson's Arch, Temple Mount

Remains of Robinson's Arch (illustration), an unusually wide stone arch of a monumental staircase, which once stood at the southwestern corner of the Temple Mount. It was built as part of the expansion of the Second Temple initiated by Herod the Great at the end of the 1st century BCE.

circa 10 CE

The replica of Trumpting Stone at the site where the original was found, now in Israel Museum (illustration). It is believed to be a directional sign for the priests who blew a trumpet announcing the beginning and end of the Shabbat in the Second Temple period. It is thought to have fallen from the southwest corner of the Temple Mount to the street below prior to its discovery.

circa 10 CE

Aerial View of the Herodian Streen at the Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount)

circa 10 CE

The remains of the stairs at the southwest corner of the Temple Mount (looking west) toward the Western Hill (Western Ridge) where the Upper City waslocated in the first century CE. The Roman bakery (partially visible as burnt ashlar) and the base of Robinson's Arch is to the right

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