On an ancient road to the Temple, archaeological innovation, mystery and dispute

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Archaeologists and historians call the subterranean road the 'Stepped Street.' Those who prefer to link Jerusalem’s Jewish past to its present tend to call it the 'Pilgrims’ Path' or the 'Pilgrimage Road.' It was built starting in 20 CE by the Romans, said Levy, and completed under the governance of Pontius Pilate in about 30 CE. A recent study of coins collected at the site appears to confirm this dating.

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The Temple Mount's treasure trove

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A small clay bulla, or seal, that was used to sign official letters in the days of the kingdom of Judea waited nearly 2,600 years amid the rubble at the foundations of the Western Wall to be discovered by Israeli archaeologists. For eight years, the rubble has been cleared away, one bucket after another, and taken directly to the site of the Ancient Jerusalem Sifting Project, which is run under the auspices of Ir David Foundation.

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Temple Mount Sifting Project reboots, aims to salvage ancient temple artifacts

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Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Zeev Elkin played show and tell at the June 2 Cabinet meeting this week. To mark Jerusalem Day, a national holiday celebrating the 1967 reunification of Jerusalem, Elkin brought to the Prime Minister’s Office a rare 2,700-year-old First Temple clay sealing impression, fittingly inscribed with the name of a priestly family of Temple Mount political administrators.

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