Biblical Archaeology Review 36:5, September/October 2010

First Person: Temple Mount Repairs Leave Eyesores

By Hershel Shanks

Two unsightly scaffolds hang from the walls of the Temple Mount, one on the southern wall and a second on the eastern wall. The question is whether they will be there forever.

Worse things have happened in Jerusalem. An old wooden ladder sits above the entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It has been there for more than 200 years and cannot be moved because of warring factions of priests with jurisdiction in the church.a

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