The Israel Antiquities Authority has just announced the discovery of yet another 2300-year-old stone quarry, used to produce the enormous stones used in Herod's reconstruction of the Second Temple. The quarry is located in Jerusalem's Beit Yisrael neighborhood.
This is the third such quarry found in Jerusalem in as many years -- the other two are in Sanhedria and Ramat Shlomo.
Jul 06, 2009 - Second Temple quarry discovered in Beit Yisrael, Jerusalem. (More here.)
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May 20, 2008 - Second Temple quarry discovered in Sanhedria, Jerusalem.
Sep 23, 2007 - Second Temple quarry discovered in Ramat Shlomo, Jerusalem. (More here.)
(It's sort of interesting that all three quarries are located in haredi neighborhoods. Not that I have any idea what significance that has...)
Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael טובה הארץ מאד מאד