Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah

MAIN STREET, JERUSLEM. Back up at street level, colonnaded walkways spread 20 feet wide on either side of the street. Many of the columns and bases were reused in later Islamic construction. Only one column base from the western colonnade was discovered in situ; on it was placed an upside-down broken column shaft, which was then embedded in a square pilaster in the late Islamic period. The “meter stick” is 8-year-old Yonatan (12 years old at the time of publication), son of excavator Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah.