Diggers Unearth Key Bible Wall

Ancient wall thought to be one mentioned in Bible
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2007 7:37 AM CST
Kidron Valley with City of David in the distance   ((c) wyclif)
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(Newser) – Archaeologists digging in Jerusalem's City of David have found what they believe is an ancient wall mentioned in the Bible, AP reports. While working to save a tower from collapse, they found pottery shards and arrowheads from the 5th century BC, leading them to believe that a wall nearby is one mentioned in the Book of Nehemiah.

The book gives a detailed description of construction of the walls, destroyed earlier by the Babylonians. "This was a great surprise. It was something we didn't plan,"  said the leader of the dig, who added that the find "opens a new chapter" in Jerusalem's history.