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The Israelite Tower

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The Israelite Tower

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Basic Information

Location 31.776414°N 35.231839°E
Phone number +972-2-628-8141
Country Israel
City Jerusalem

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://www.jewish-quarter.org.il/atar-migd.asp
Geographical Coordinates 31.77641,35.23184



Summary

The Israelite Tower (Hebrew: המגדל הישראלי‎) is an archaeological site in Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter. The site features remains of the city's Iron Age fortifications which were later incorporated into the Hasmonean city walls. It was excavated by Israeli archaeologist Nahman Avigad during the 1970's. Finds unearthed at the site attest to the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE.


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