Biblical Archaeology Review 43:2, March/April 2017

Old, New Banquet Hall by the Temple Mount

By Joseph PatrichShlomit Weksler-Bdolah

A banqueting complex was recently identified just beside the Temple Mount. Dating to the time of King Herod, it projects the splendor and comfort enjoyed by royal guests. With its two dining halls and a fountain room in between, this composite triclinium is probably the most splendid Herodian building that has survived the 70 C.E. Roman destruction of Jerusalem.
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