The discovery was made at the Tel Motza archaeological site, about 3 miles west of Jerusalem. during work on a highway. Alongside the newly discovered structure, archaeologists found pottery and clay figurines. Apparently, the site served as a ritual temple in the 10th century B.C.
Within the construction, they found what they consider to be a square altar, with a number of ritual items nearby: pottery, clay figurines, and decorated ritual pedestals.