Sunday October 4, 2015
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The mystery of the skeletons and the fall of Jerusalem

An archaeological scandal stirs Jerusalem this week: Who were the thousands of people whose skeletons were filmed by journalist Benny Liss at the foot of the eastern wall on Temple Mount? Were they victims of a Second Temple-era massacre or simply corpses buried in a Byzantine gravesite?

Nadav Shragai

The Gate of Mercy, near the cave in which the skeletal remains were found.
Photo credit: Yoav Ari Dudkevich
Like something out of a horror movie: a still image from Benny Liss' chilling film.
Photo credit: Yoav Ari Dudkevich
Journalist Benny Liss, who filmed the skeletons near the eastern wall on the Temple Mount.
Photo credit: Lior Mizrahi
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