Roman theater uncovered at base of Jerusalem’s Western Wall

Israel’s Antiquities Authority’s Dr. Joe Uziel stands in an ancient Roman theater in Jerusalem’s old city, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Israeli archaeologists have found the first known Roman-era theater in Jerusalem’s Old City, a unique 1,800-year-old structure abutting the Western Wall. Archaeologists uncovered the edifice’s elegant masonry during recent excavations below the Western Wall tunnels, a warren of ancient subterranean passageways running alongside a contested Jerusalem holy site built by King Herod in the first century B.C. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)


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