Plans and sections of the Royal Caverns, and of the Grotto of Jeremiah.

Jerusalem, Royal Caverns, Grotto, Jeremiah, Holy, Land, Ermete Pierotti,
PLATE IX. Plans and sections of the Royal Caverns, and of the Grotto of Jeremiah.

PLATE IX.

PLANS AND SECTION OF THE ROYAL CAVERNS, AND OF THE GROTTO OF JEREMIAH.

Fig. II. Royal Caverns.

  1. Ancient Entrance into the Caves.
  2. Present Entrance.
  3. The place from which the Jews quarried stones.
  4. Large and deep Excavations, from which the Monolith of the Mosque el-Aksa was taken.
  5. Fountain.
  6. Overhanging rocks.
  7. Chiseled rock, with the places from which blocks have been extracted.

A. Present Wall of the City.
B. C. D. &c. – Positions corresponding with the different Levels of the Section.

Fig. II. Grotto of Jeremiah.

  1. Entrance.
  2. Ancient Room of the period of S. Helena.
  3. Cemetery of Dervishes.
  4. Mohammedan Tomb of a Dervish.
  5. Dervishes’ Cooking-place.
  6. Premises for food.
  7. Place of Prayer.
  8. Chiseled rock, with the places from which blocks have been extracted.
  9. Pilaster.
  10. Mill.
  11. Modern Wall.

Source: Jerusalem Explored. Being a description of the ancient and modern city, with numerous illustrations consisting of views, ground plans, and sections by Ermete Pierotti; translated by Thomas George Bonney (Fellow of St Johns College, Cambridge). London: Bell and Daldy; Cambridge: Deighton, Bell and Co. 1864.

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