Room 46 – “King Solomon’s Stables,” the “Basement of the Bais HaMikdash”

Exhibit 46a- Map. The map shows the location of King Solomon’s Stables.

Exhibit 46b- Solomon’s Stables. The “basement” of the Bais HaMikdash was called by the Crusaders “King Solomon’s Stables.” However, it was not built by King Solomon, nor was it a stable.

Exhibit 46c- Solomon’s Stables. This great room, was built by Hurdos to support the above floor of Har HaBayis.

Exhibit 46d- Solomon’s Stables. The “Stables” are located in the southeastern corner of Har HaBayis. The height of the chamber is about 30 feet.

Exhibit 46e- Solomon’s Stables. The Crusaders actually did use this room as stables for the army horses. The room held two thousand animals.

Exhibit 46f- Solomon’s Stables.

Exhibit 46g- Solomon’s Stables.

Exhibit 46h- Solomon’s Stables.

Exhibit 46i- Solomon’s Stables.

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