Traces of battle
Archaeologists discovered a field of stones and other projectiles outside an ancient wall in Jerusalem. These could be 2,000-year-old traces of a battle with Rome. [Read the full story]
The excavations, which took place in Jerusalem Russian Compound, revealed a thick wall, believed to be the city's "Third Wall," described by the historian Josephus.
The ground outside the wall was covered with these large battle stones, which researchers think date back to the Roman siege of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.
The Romans would have shot these stones with slings or other more sophisticated siege engines like ballista.
Weapons of war
A corroded metal spearhead was also discovered outside the wall. [Read the full story]
Broken jars like this one helped the team date the battlefield back to Roman times. [Read the full story]
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