A group of ancient stables was discovered in 1996 on
the southeastern corner of the Temple Mount. Archeologists have called
it "Solomon's Stables," referring to the knightly Order of
Solomon's Temple (the Templars). This order of knights, present during
the Crusades, reconstructed the halls after it was presented to them
by Crusader King Baldwin, and renamed it Solomon's Stables. The stables
are located 12 ½ meters below the Temple Mount Courtyard and
include twelve rows of pillars and arches.