Dung Gate Different theories account for the naming of this gate, including one which puts it back to Omar's conquest of Jerusalem in 638 A.D. when trash was cleared out of the city through this gate. It is also known as the Gate of the Moors because of the North African immigrants who lived in a neighborhood next to the gate in the 16th century.
690 BCE. Describes the Assyrian king Sennacherib's siege of Jerusalem in 701 BC during the reign of king Hezekiah. (2 Kings 18 and 19) British Museum, Oriental Institute of Chicago, and the Israel Museum
1. of 13. Ketef Hinnom - In 1979 Israeli archaeologists made a spectacular discovery. They found two silver scrolls in a burial cave in Jerusalem with Biblical tests recorded on them. The scrolls dated back to the time before the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in 607 B.C.E.