David Harris

“Solomon’s Stables,” an immense vaulted hall beneath the southeast corner of the Temple Mount, was built at least a thousand years after King Solomon lived. Since the Crusaders associated the Al-Aqsa Mosque, or Templum Salomonis, with the Israelite king, they probably associated the lower halls with him as well. The Templar Knights stabled their horses in these subterranean vaults after taking up residence in the Templum Salomonis in 1118.