As David M. Jacobson has noted, “The excavations conducted by Professor Mazar near the Temple Mount have at last provided satisfactory archaeological proof that the drafted masonry there [in the Temple Mount enclosure] is Herodian.” “The Plan of the Ancient Haram el-Khalil in Hebron,” Palestine Exploration Quarterly (PEQ) 113 (July–December 1981), p. 73. See Benjamin Mazar, The Excavations in the Old City of Jerusalem Near the Temple Mount: Preliminary Report of the Second and Third Seasons, 1969–1970 (Jerusalem, 1971).