Archaeologists Discover New Walls Surrounding Jerusalem In T

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Israeli archaeologists unveiled on Wednesday a 2,100-year-old Jerusalem perimeter wall, along with artifacts left behind by 19th century researchers who first discovered the stone defenses. The wall, on Mount Zion at the southern edge of Jerusalem's Old City, dates back to the Second Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. Archeologists say the location of the wall indicates that Jerusalem had expanded to the south at the time, reaching its largest size in biblical times.The ancient wall on Mount Zion had disappeared from view by the time a similar stone barrier, also uncovered in the dig, was built at the site during the Byzantine period more than 250 years later. Nonetheless, the second w