Sept. 3: A glass bottle and shoe left behind by archaeologists digging up Jerusalem's ancient city walls in the 1890s.
Sept. 3: A worker from Israel's Antiquities Authority cleans a 2,100-year-old city wall recently discovered in Jerusalem.
Sept. 3: Workers clean more of a section of Jerusalem's ancient city wall built by the Hasmonean dynasty in the first century B.C.
An overview of the excavation site near Jerusalem's old city walls.
Israeli archaeologists say they have uncovered new sections of Jerusalem's ancient walls, continuing a project started more than a century ago.
Yehiel Zelinger of the Israel Antiquities Authority said Wednesday that he located two wall segments just south of the Old City.
The project continues work begun in the 1890s by American archaeologist Frederick Bliss and his British assistant, Archibald Dickie. The two tunneled along the length of the ancient wall and marked its route.
The modern diggers found beer bottles, a lamp and a shoe that Bliss and Dickie's team left behind.
They also found part of a wall built by the Hasmonean dynasty 2,100 years ago, and another section built by Byzantine rulers five centuries later.
The find will help scholars accurately outline the borders of historical Jerusalem.