Leen Ritmeyer

The northern face of the northeast corner, Ritmeyer argues, can be discerned even today, though it has been partially obscured by trees, later repairs and a city wall built in the Turkish period. This photograph, taken before the trees were planted, shows typical Herodian header-and-stretcher construction, in which the long and short sides of blocks of stone alternate. Two stretchers are visible at the bottom and in the second course from the top.