Leen Ritmeyer

The Place of the Trumpeting: Very likely, 19th-century explorer-archaeologist Charles Warren inadvertently broke the stone. Digging his excavation shaft, seen as a broken line in this drawing, through fill that buried the southwest corner, Warren pierced the Herodian pavement at this corner and probably cracked the edge of the trumpeting stone, which lay where it had fallen on the pavement, one end protruding into his shaft.