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Archeologists find ancient tunnel used by Jews to escape Roman conquest of Jerusalem

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posted on Sep, 10 2007 @ 11:39 PM
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Archeologists find ancient tunnel used by Jews to escape Roman conquest of Jerusalem


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JERUSALEM: Israeli archeologists on Sunday said they've stumbled upon the site of one of the great dramatic scenes of the Roman sacking of Jerusalem 2,000 years ago: the subterranean drainage channel Jews used to escape from the city's Roman conquerors.

The ancient tunnel was dug beneath what would become the main road of Jerusalem in the days of the second biblical Temple, which the Romans destroyed in the year 70, the dig's directors, archaeology Professor Ronny Reich of the University of
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posted on Sep, 10 2007 @ 11:39 PM
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This tunnel is expected to end at the Al Aqsa site where it is believed the remains of the second temple are located, they have discovered coins and pottery from the era and have uncovered 100meters so far.

If this tunnel heads towards Al Aqsa, it will get heated quickly, especially with the claims that some temple remains are being destroyed in the latest excavations conducted at Al Aqsa.

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posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 12:20 AM
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Would this be part of the same tunnel network that the Knights Templar were supposed to have excavated?



posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 01:08 AM
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