Ottoman Kisla digs reveal Herod the Great Palace in Jerusalem

In the past year, an archaeological dig took place in the structure just south of the Tower of David, in expectancy for the opening of the education center in the Tower of David museum.
Under the Turkish Kisla structure (that was erected back in the 19th century) were revealed 9 pools in various sizes that are dated back to the middle ages. Due to their shapes and findings within those pools, it is believed that they were used for coloring fabric or processing animal skins.
3 meters under the structure's floor, 2 massive walls were discovered, that are dated to King Herod the Great’s time (4-37 BCE) based on the finding in the site, including coins and various ceramic objects.
From the writings of Titus Flavius Josephus we learn about the existence of a spectacular palace that Herod built, south of the Tower of David. Josephus describes a large building, decorated extravagantly with bedrooms, fountains and dining halls.