I propose that the high ridge above the Gihon Spring in Jerusalem is the locationof the earliest Biblical Beit El, which was Luz. In recently found excavations, four primary chambers are carved into bedrock (the walls are remaining bedrock withspaces hollowed out). The complex had a cultic purpose and served worshipers.The scientific proof presents a possible departure from conventional wisdom,which would trigger a re-think by Torah scholars because scientific proof that thisis Beit El would challenge everything scholars anticipate about the location of thethird temple.In addition it would cause a re-study as to why the first and second temples werebuilt at locations associated with their ultimate destruction. Whilst there are manyunique features of this recently discovered complex, arguably the most striking isthe discovery of a unique perfectly retained
(±3cm slab thickness), amonument, or headstone (but not a grave marker), constructed on the bedrock,apparently supported in a square frame of rocks.On the high ridge plateau of this complex discoveries include, the perfectly retainederect semi-circular monument or headstone (±50l x 30h x 3w cm) held in a frame(±50l x 6h x 40w) of ±12 rocks. The stone is set between two large chiseledbedrock walls
the south wall and north wall exposes a cavernous space in whichthe monument sits. The north wall is shared with its neighboring chamber to thenorth. The walls of the neighboring chamber fall from a height of ±2m, from thewest, at ±45°, to ±30cm to the east onto the same bedrock level on which theheadstone is located.