Israelis uncover remains of two walls of ancient Jerusalem





Israeli archaeologists uncovered the remains of two distinct southern walls of ancient Jerusalem on Mount Zion, establishing the size of the city during Jesus' time as well as during the Byzantine period.

At a Sept. 3 press conference archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority said locating the two city walls corroborates their theory about the southern expansion of the city during these two periods.

The two separate wall segments had been discovered and excavated at the end of the 19th century by American archaeologist Frederick Jones Bliss and British archaeologist Archibald Dickie. However, after mapping out the site they filled in the site, and the walls were covered for 150 years.

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