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Ancient coins found underneath Jerusalem’s Western Wall

Coins dating back to just after the death of King Herod have been found under the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

For centuries, many thought the wall was built by King Herod – also infamous, in the Christian tradition, for his efforts to hunt down the baby Jesus in the original Christmas story.

But archaeologists said they had found coins buried under the wall’s foundations minted 20 years after King Herod’s death in 4 B.C., showing the structure was completed by his successors.

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Story: Reuters | Photo: Reuters

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