Live Ottoman-era grenade found in Jerusalem wall
Published on July 7th, 2010 | by Admin1
The antiquities agency said on Wednesday the workers concluded it was a grenade hidden there about 100 years ago.
Police bomb disposal experts later identified it as an Ottoman-era grenade holding 200 to 300 grams of explosives — enough to kill a person at close range. The bomb squad took it away and blew it up in a safe place.
Jerusalem’s Old City was controlled by the Ottoman Empire for 400 years before the British captured it in 1917. It has been the site of countless battles.