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Archaeologists are bringing Jerusalem's ancient Roman city back to life

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posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 01:24 AM
Some details on excavations in Jerusalem from Roman times.

Archaeologists agree many things there predate Jewish, Christian or Muslim rule,
when the city of Aelia Capitolina was built on the ruins of Jerusalem following the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD.

If you look at a map of the Old City of Jerusalem, you'll notice something odd. While the vast majority of the Old City's streets form a crowded casbah of winding alleyways, there are a few straight-as-a-ruler streets that bisect the city from north to south and east to west.

The best known of these straight roads are Beit Chabad and Hagai streets, exiting through the Damascus Gate; David Street, exiting the Jaffa Gate; and the Via Dolorosa.

Excavations of the Roman city Aelia Capitolina, built on the ruins of Second Temple-period Jerusalem, have unearthed a few surprises

This is very cool.

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