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Discoveries show Jerusalem’s transformation after Second Temple destruction

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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:49 am

Israeli archaeologists have unveiled the results of large-scale excavations that lend unprecedented insight into the transformation of Jerusalem around the time of its destruction during the Second Temple period more than 2,000 years ago.

The discoveries — including massive portions of the Western Wall unseen for 1,700 years and an ancient Roman theater — were made in excavations conducted during the past two years in Jerusalem’s Old City. The findings were disclosed last week at a press conference held by the Israel Antiquity Authority (IAA) beneath Wilson’s Arch in the Western Wall Tunnels.

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