The IAA sifted these stones from the Temple Mount debris in the Kidron valley. Their findings haven't been officially published yet. Meanwhile they are kept at the IAA building's backyard.

This stately stone is dated to the Second Temple period. The size of this stone is about 75 cm long and 50 cm wide. A similar figure was found in the Triple Gate at the southern wall of the Temple Mount. This stone is the first archaeological evidence of monumental architecture in the temple mount that can be positively dated to the Second Temple period. This stone is part of a stately monumental gate of a very important building on the Mount. There is a possibility that this is a fragment of one of the Temple gates!



This marble stone was also sifted from the debris. We still don't have any archaeological interpretation for it.