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Israeli Archaeologists Rethink Herod's Role In Western Wall Construction

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 23: (ISRAEL OUT) Israeli Archaeologist Eli Shukron of the Israel Antiquities Authority looks inside a ritual bath exposed beneath the Western Wall on November 23, 2011 in Jerusalem's Old City, Israel. Archaeologists in Jerusalem have uncovered two bronze coins - which according to Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists were struck by the Roman procurator of Judea, Valerius Gratus, in the year 17/18 CE - inside an ancient Jewish ritual bath by the Wailing Wall in the Old City, challenging the assumption that all of the walls of the Second Jewish Temple were built by King Herod. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Old coins shed light on Jerusalem's Western Wall

Israeli archaeologists have uncovered ancient coins near the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City which challenge the assumption that all of the walls of the Second Temple were built by King Herod.