Living underground before the Romans? 2,000-year-old rooms found by Western Wall

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May 20, 2020 | News | Jerusalem & Area
Living underground before the Romans? 2,000-year-old rooms found by Western Wall

A singular two-millennia-old subterranean system of three rooms has been uncovered near the Western Wall. The three-room complex — painstakingly chiseled by hand out of bedrock prior to the fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE — is the first evidence of everyday life gone underground in the ancient city.

“This is a unique finding. This is the first time a subterranean system has been uncovered adjacent to the Western Wall,” said Israel Antiquity Authority co-directors Dr. Barak Monnickendam-Givon and Tehila Sadiel in a press release Tuesday.

Full Story (The Times of Israel)


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