An archaeological dig revealing the work of the Bible’s King Solomon has been opened to the public for the first time in Jerusalem, reports WorldNetDaily.
“…visitors will actually be able to walk through First Temple remains, touch the stones, enjoy and study about yet another period of the archeology of the city of Jerusalem,” said Jacob Fisch, executive director of the Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority, about the new Ophel City Walls Site in the Walls Around Jerusalem National Park.
The highlight of the excavations is the complete exposure of a gate house characteristic of the First Temple period and believed by the excavator, Dr. Eilat Mazar of Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to be the “Water Gate” mentioned in the Bible.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, attended the inauguration, saying they aim to “expose every piece of Jewish history.”
“It shows that the Bible is real,” Barkat continued. “It shows that 2,000 and 3,000 years ago, Jerusalem was the center of the world. And we love to share that with the world.”
The Israel Antiquities Authority spearheaded the project.