Jerusalem Tunnel Provides Glimpse of Jewish Revolt

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Biblical Archaeology Society Staff   •  08/11/2011

The excavation of a 2,000-year-old drainage channel running beneath Jerusalem’s City of David is providing a startling glimpse into the realities of the First Jewish Revolt (66–70 C.E.). According to the Jewish historian Josephus, Jewish rebels used the tunnels to hide from Roman forces attempting to crush the rebellion.


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