Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Jerusalem tunnel contains 2,000-year-old sword, pots and coins

The excavation of an ancient drainage tunnel beneath Jerusalem has yielded a sword, oil lamps, pots and coins abandoned during a war here 2,000 years ago, according to archaeologists.

The tunnel was built two millennia ago underneath one of Roman-era Jerusalem's main streets, which today largely lies under an Arab neighbourhood in the city's eastern sector.

After a four-year excavation, the tunnel is part of a growing network of subterranean passages under the politically combustible modern city.

More at The Telegraph

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