Roman Bath found in Jerusalem’s Old City

In the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City, archaeologists have found a pool dating from year 70 with the insignia of the Tenth Roman Legion – another impressive find from that period apparently showing the extent of the city at that time. The pool was apparently part of the military’s leisure facility (Read The report in Haaretz here)

This report also typifies the fact that almost any infrastructure work in the Old City of Jerusalem results in finding legacies of the past. Overtime the base level of the Old City has risen as debris and destruction have filled in the history. This is dramatically obvious looking at the columns in the Cardo (Roman) now well below street level.

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