2,000-year-old artifacts found in Jerusalem tunnel

Published on August 8th, 2011 | by Admin


Artifacts from a war which took place 2,000 years ago have been found in a drainage tunnel underneath Jerusalem.

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 A.D., when Rome put down a Jewish revolt, razing the second biblical Jewish Temple and much of the city.

Accounts of the battle say Jewish rebels fled to tunnels in a futile attempt to escape the Romans.

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Story: AP | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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