Saturday, August 7, 2010

Aqueduct near Old Jerusalem's Jaffa Gate built by Romans

Following an excavation in Jerusalem's Old City, near Jaffa Gate, a gateway was discovered to an ancient aqueduct situated four meter below street level.

At first, it was believed by scientists that the aqueduct was simply another feature to a large construction project credited to King Herod the Great (74-4 BCE) during the Second Temple period.

However, following analysis, it was determined that the new discovery was built during the second century CE and was the work of Roman soldiers from the 10th Legion. Scientists believe the Roman aqueduct was constructed atop another one that Herod probably built.

New York Theological Seminary is dedicated to the study of faith and religion throughout the march of time. From study of the world of the ancients to contemporary societies around the globe, NYTS seeks to explore the past and present to better inform new generations of church leaders.

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