uncovering ancient Jerusalem

The Byzantine Tower

In October, the diggers discovered a fragment of a large architectural decoration from the Herodian period while excavating the ruins of a Byzantine tower.


  1. Thank you, Dr. Mazar for taking the valuable time explaining about this unique artifact in this eye opening video which I find it very interesting. Looking forward to more discoveries at the dig : )

  2. Hannah Bernardo says:

    Stunning! The dig is exhilarating. Acts 2:29: ‘Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.’
    Hmmm… inspiring.

  3. Kishaw says:

    Hey Jerucrew,

    Thank you so much for all your hardwork and continued efforts on the Dig and for bringing us these video updates. Keep them coming!

  4. Aubrey says:

    Woah! That’s a fantastic-looking piece. Thanks for the update. I knew John had uncovered something the morning after the Feast, but I didn’t get to see it. Awesome to get a good look!

    Keep it up, everyone. I look forward to more updates!

  5. Kristina says:

    God is sure blessing this dig and our diggers!
    There have been so many great findings! Thank you for sharing this with all of us and we are looking forward to what you will be finding next!

  6. Cezie says:

    What a beautiful piece. Thank you for sharing this find with us. I especially appreciate Dr Mazar’s commentary.

  7. Clyde Meador says:

    Thank you everyone for the outstanding work and the updates. You’re just inches away from something spectacular!!!

  8. Cmiller says:

    What a beautiful find! Layer by layer we see history being unearthed! Much thanks to all Jerucrew dig volunteers for your daily sacrifice!

  9. Mailani says:

    I am so exxcited… I truley appreciate all the time and effort put into this . Thanks for the website , pictures , the video clips and keeping us up to date. Look forward to the next discovery. =)

  10. Madeleine says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I am fascinated.
    Now we are finding a Byzantine decoration probably from the Temple destruction AD 70?
    Ai, ai, ai.
    It’s getting better and better. Open your eyes… and see world!

  11. Kurt Simmons says:

    You have certainly made some headway since beginning the dig, going ever deeper into the earth. It was interesting to hear Dr. Mazar explain this most recent find.

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