2,000-Year-Old Artifacts Discovered in an Ancient Jerusalem Tunnel

The excavation of an ancient drainage tunnel beneath Jerusalem has yielded new artifacts from a war 2,000 years ago -- shedding light on a key episode of the past buried under the city.

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    August 2: Visitors walk through Roman-era ruins next to an underground tunnel archaeologists say is a 2,000-year-old drainage tunnel, in Jerusalem's Old City. The excavation of the ancient tunnel has yielded new artifacts from a war here 2,000 years ago. 
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    August 8: A worker with Israel's Antiquities Authority shows a standard-issue Roman legionnaire's sword found during excavations of an ancient drainage tunnel beneath Jerusalem, late last month.
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    August 8: A worker of the Israel's Antiquities Authority shows a menora, a seven-branched Jewish candelabra that was one of the central features of the Temple, carved on a stone found in a drainage tunnel leading to Jerusalem's Old City.
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    August 2: The view into a tunnel archaeologists say is a 2,000-year-old drainage tunnel leading to Jerusalem's Old City.
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    August 2: Eli Shukron, an Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist walks through what archaeologists say is a 2,000-year-old drainage tunnel leading to Jerusalem's Old City.
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    August 2: A tourist walks through an underground tunnel archaeologists say is a 2,000-year-old drainage tunnel, leading to Jerusalem's Old City.
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    August 2: Eli Shukron, an Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist cleans stones making part of an underground section of the Western Wall at the end the drainage tunnel.
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