2nd Temple palace uncovered
By ETGAR LEFKOVITS
Israeli archeologists have uncovered a monumental Second Temple structure opposite the Temple Mount that was likely Queen Helena's palace, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday.
Major 2nd Temple structure uncovered
The building was unearthed during a six-month excavation in the Givati parking lot just outside the Old City's Dung Gate, ahead of the planned expansion of the Western Wall parking lot.
Helena became known for her generosity in helping the city's poor during a famine. She was buried in Jerusalem.
The site of the dig.
Photo: Israel Antiquities Authority
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