- The Southern Wall of Temple Mount was created as an extension of the temple complex by King Herod in 1st Century B.C. This led to the addition of the Royal Stoa (a magnificent basilica), the underground halls and Solomon's Stables. However, among the most magnificent feature of the Southern Wall are the Hulda Gates or Double and Triple Gates which are served by the staircase that are still intact. It is believed that Jesus of Nazareth and other Jews entered the temples through these gates. The ruins of these walls were discovered during the excavation by Benjamin Mazar after 1967 and is a magnificent part of the temple complex.
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