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2,000-year-old clay seal unearthed in Jerusalem

A rare clay seal which dates back 2,000 years has been found underneath Jerusalem's Old City. The coin-sized seal found near the Jewish holy site at the Western Wall bears two Aramaic words meaning "pure for God." Archaeologist Ronny Reich of Haifa University said it dates from between the 1st century B.C.

Live Ottoman-era grenade found in Jerusalem wall

A live grenade from the Ottoman-era has been found inside a wall in Jerusalem's Old City. The Israel Antiquities Authority says workers doing restoration at the city's historic stone walls were digging through crushed stone when they found a "fist-sized chunk of metal." The antiquities agency said on Wednesday the

Jerusalem reopens Old City gate after restoration

Jerusalem has reopened their popular 16th-century gate to the Old City after the completion of a renovation and cleaning project. Jaffa Gate, one of four main entrances to the Old City, was built by Jerusalem's Ottoman rulers and inaugurated in 1538. It is the most common entrance for tourists entering

2,000-year-old tomb in Jerusalem contains first known case of leprosy

A first-century tomb found near the Old City in Jerusalem contains the first known case of leprosy. The man was buried in a shroud made up of a simple two-way weave, which is nothing like the complex weave of the Turin shroud, making it further evidence that it is a