Ancient Roman road unearthed in Jerusalem

Published on June 26th, 2013 | by Admin



Archaeologists working in Northern Jerusalem have uncovered the remains of a Roman road which dates back 1,800 years.

According to the excavation director on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, “This is the first time we have encountered such a finely preserved section of the road in Jerusalem”. The road was exposed within the framework of an IAA archaeological excavation prior to the installation of a drainage pipe by the Moriah Company

An ancient road leading from Yafo to Jerusalem, which dates to the Roman period (second–fourth centuries CE), was exposed this past fortnight in the Beit Hanina neighborhood in northern Jerusalem. The road remains were revealed in an archaeological excavation the IAA conducted in Beit Hanina prior to the installation of a drainage pipe by the Moriah Company.

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