It's not just big . . . it's COLOSSAL!
The sign calls this strange thing lying in a Jerusalem street a colossal monolithic column.
Today it is between the police station and the Russian Orthodox Cathedral. But several thousand years ago this was a lonely place--a quarry.
The column cracked while it was being shaped and was thus rendered useless. The stonecutters left it in situ, still attached to the bedrock--all 12 meters / 40 feet of it.
Perhaps Herod had wanted it for the colonnades of the Second Temple . . . .
I'm so happy to say "our"! This is my first official participation!