Archeologists uncover 1,800-year-old bath in Jerusalem

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 22, 2010 10:25

Archeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority uncovered a 1,800-year-old bathing pool in Jerusalem built by soldiers from the Tenth Roman Legion, the Legion that destroyed the Temple a few years before, reported Israel Radio on Monday.

Remains of the pool were discovered during excavations in the Jewish Quarter where a ritual bath is expected to be built.

Several wash basins were found in the pool, and surrounding it were hundreds of clay tiles that had imprints of the Roman Legion seal.

Site excavation director, Dr. Ofer Sion, told Israel Radio that the discovery shows that the Roman city established after the destruction of Jerusalem was bigger than what has been believed.


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