Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Israeli archaeologists present Roman artifacts found in Jerusalem tunnel

Archaeologists say artifacts discovered in an ancient drainage tunnel under Jerusalem are left over from war 2,000 years ago.

On Monday archaeologists presented a Roman legionnaire's sword and sheath found in the tunnel late last month. They believe it dates to around 70 C.E., when Rome put down a Jewish revolt, razing the second biblical Jewish Temple and much of the city.

More at Haaretz

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