Israel’s Antiquities Authority (IAA) confirmed they have found the site in which the Romans breached the Second Temple in Jerusalem. They also announced they have found significant evidence proving the existence of the protective “Third Wall” of the Second Temple. The Authority announced on Thursday that the site, which was a battleground of the Roman assault on Jerusalem led by Titus, was found in the Russian Compound area of Jerusalem during an excavation in winter of 2015.

Archeologists have been studying their findings since then and now can confirm the historical discovery. Their findings prove there was a third wall that was built to protect the Second Temple. The findings also correlate with the account of historian and eyewitness to the battle, Josephus. Josephus, a Roman-Jewish historian, wrote at length of the “Third Wall”, describing in his work “The Jewish War” of the construction of the wall by Agrippa I and then fortification of the wall ahead of the Great Revolt. FULL REPORT