Saturday, November 2, 2019

Lost Street in City of David

From The Daily Mail:
Archaeologists have unearthed part of a 2,000-year-old 'lost' street built by Pontius Pilate that likely served as a route for pilgrimage within the ancient city. The street had been buried when the Roman ransacked the city in 70 AD. The ancient walkway linking the Temple Mount with the Pool of Siloam was first discovered in 1894 by British archaeologists in Jerusalem's 'City of David'. Researchers have now found more than 100 coins beneath the paving stones that date the street to around the year 31 AD. The finding provides strong evidence that the street was commissioned by Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of the province Judaea from 23–36 AD. Pilate is best known as the biblical official who presided over the trial of Jesus and ordered his crucifixion. (Read more.)

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