This is the temple mount. The walls you see on the left side of this picture are NOT the temple walls but rather the retaining walls to support a flat place to construct the actual temple. The temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD and the Muslim minaret and dome were eventually built. The temple was located on top of this man made plateau.
John 2:19 (NIV): Jesus answered and said unto them, destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
SouthWestern corner of the Temple Mount with the remains of what is called Robinson’s Arch. This a more distant, 360 degree view, of the earlier picture showing the temple stones thrown down by the Roman soldiers in 70 AD.
360 degree photo, move your mouse to look around.
Western Wall plaza. 360 degree photo, move your mouse to look around.
Roman street, market stalls, and the remains of the temple destroyed in 70 A.D. when the Roman soldiers crushed the Jewish rebellion:
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