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1,800 Year-Old Road Unearthed in Jerusalem

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Road2JERUSALEM, ISRAEL—While surveying ahead of the installation of a drainage pipe in Northern Jerusalem, archaeologists recently discovered the remains of a Roman road that date to between the second and fourth centuries A.D. Archaeologist David Yeger of the Israel Antiquities Authority calls it the most finely preserved section of Roman road ever discovered in the city. It measured more than 25 feet wide and was bounded by curbstones, and was once part of an imperial network of roads that connected Jerusalem with the coast.