Archaeologists Discover Evidence of Battle For Jerusalem 2,000 Years Ago

(Photo: Reuters) Visitors tour at the archaeological site known as the City of David, situated just outside the Old City in East Jerusalem, opposite the mostly Arab East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan (L), January 26, 2014.

Archaeologists of the Israel Antiquities Authority have found evidence of the last battle between Roman soldiers and Jewish rebels which led to the destruction of Jerusalem about 2,000 years ago, and they have also discovered a road where “Jesus would have walked.”

The archaeologists have discovered arrowheads and stone ballista balls on the main street that leads to the Temple, says the Antiquities Authority’s website in a statement in Hebrew.

The Siege of Jerusalem by the Roman army ended with the sacking of the city and the destruction of its Second Temple in the year 70. The Roman army, led by the future Emperor Titus besieged and conquered the city of Jerusalem. Jews had barricaded themselves in the city since the year 66.

The excavation, which has been underway for the past several years, has also discovered a road running from the city’s gates and the Pool of Siloam to the Temple, where Jesus would have certainly walked, according to Aleteia.


SOURCE: The Christian Post – Anugrah Kumar