I was channel suffering the other night when the title of a show (Time Scanners) caught my attention. The info for the episode referred to the walls of Jerusalem during Jesus’ time being examined so I decided to check it out. The short of the long is I’m glad I did. It was an excellent and enlightening show. There’s a lot that I could say about it but instead I would encourage you to watch it for yourself. The episode is nearly an hour-long so you may have to come back later, but if you do I don’t think you’ll regret it. I don’t watch a lot of PBS but every once in a while their programming does an excellent job.
Here’s a link to watch it over the web, and here’s a description of the episode from the website:
Jerusalem: In this show the team sets out to explore the epic building legacy of Jerusalem. From the vast walls of the Temple Mount, to the incredible man-made mountain of Herodium, they plan to use cutting edge 21st century technology to analyze constructions made at the time of Christ. Given unique access to scan the iconic Wailing Wall, and travelling deep into the dangerous West Bank, the team treks across Jerusalem and beyond on the trail of King Herod’s remarkable building ambitions, discovering new revelations about just how good his ancient builders were and answering long held mysteries about Herod’s magnificent structures.