This is another piece in the puzzle of how the Jewish People built the city of Jerusalem and the Holy Temple thousands of years ago and continue to do so until this day… The secret of the Jerusalem stone, the beautiful white limestone that makes the city’s appearance so unique and beautiful, are the large stone quarries found quite close to the city.
To this day Jerusalem “builds itself”, mining its own stone to continue to create the beautiful white stone buildings which compose the exquisite city profile.. The mining in modern times is comparitively easy. Yet the mining and transporting the huge boulders mined in these quarries, thousands of years ago, without modern technology, was a long and painstaking process. Although the process has changed, the building with Jerusalem stone has remained a Jewish trademark, identifying Jerusalem with the Jewish Nation for thousands of years.
Published: January 1, 2017