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Herod's Temple. View from the cross on the Mt of Olives to the Holy of Holies.
From the Mt of Olives the soldier standing near Jesus could see the veil covering the Holy of Holies and see it when it was torn
in two when the lintel cracked.
Looking north from the Red Heifer Bridge. - Herod's Temple. Fort Antonia looms in the background.
Looking south from the Red Heifer Bridge - Herod's Temple
View of Herod's Temple from the City of David
Overlooking the Temple from the highest tower in Fort Antonia. (looking
south) The tower was 70 cubits (102') according to Josephus. One could
see inside the Temple compound from here.
North of Fort Antonia was a 200' long 50' deep moat. The moat was cut
into the bedrock of the natural land bridge between the two
hills. To the west (right) of it was the Tyropoeon Valley and to
the east of it was a deep ravine that empted into the Kidron valley.
The only way to take the Fort was to fill in the moat. This moat
in this location was excavated by Charles Warren in the late
1890's. He also found sections of flagstone, which the Jews had
covered the hill with, and found the ravine with a building built at
the bottom of it.