Glimpse of ancient war in Jerusalem tunnel

Associated Press
A worker with the Israel's Antiquities Authority shows a sword found in what archaeologists say is a 2,000-year-old drainage tunnel leading to Jerusalem's Old City, at the IAA's offices in Jerusalem, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. On Monday, archaeologists from the IAA unveiled a standard-issue Roman legionnaire's sword found during excavations of an ancient drainage tunnel beneath Jerusalem, late last month. The excavation of the tunnel has yielded new artifacts from a war here 2,000 years ago, archaeologists said Monday, shedding light on a key episode of the past buried under today's politically combustible city. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

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An ancient tunnel beneath Jerusalem has yielded a sword, oil lamps, pots and coins abandoned during a war here 2,000 years ago.

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