Archeology: Discovery of the "pilgrimage route", used 2000 years ago by the Jews who went to Jerusalem for the holidays

“This place is the heart of the Jewish people and is like the blood that runs through our veins. […] To understand Jerusalem, you have to stand here. "

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2000 year old road. Three million Jews then borrowed it to go up to Jerusalem to offer sacrifices there during Jewish feasts. Probably Jesus himself.

And it is thanks to a problem of canalization in the south-east of Jerusalem that archaeological finds followed one another until the discovery of this “pilgrimage route”.

As is usual in Israel, archaeologists accompanied the construction workers. Quickly, the workers fell on the stairs, a few hundred meters from the basin of Siloam. Pilgrims used to go to this basin before going to Jerusalem. This first discovery was followed by a second. After the stairs, the experts discovered a canal. Going through this tunnel, 45 minutes later, the believer was near the western wall.

It was then that the archaeologists made a final invaluable discovery: a path under the reservoir of Siloam and above the canal, the “pilgrimage route”. According to The Jerusalem Post, this is the route used by millions of Jews to reach Jerusalem on the occasion of the feasts. This is also the opinion of Doron Spielman, vice-president of the Ir David Foundation:

“This place is the heart of the Jewish people and is like the blood that runs through our veins. […] To understand Jerusalem, you have to stand here. "

For American Ambassador David Friedman, this discovery has historical value:

“The City of David brings truth and science to a debate marred by myths and disappointments for too long. Its findings, in most cases by secular archaeologists, put an end to baseless efforts to deny the historical fact of Jerusalem's ancient relationship with the Jewish people. […] It brings to life the historical truth of this momentous period of Jewish history. Peace between Israel and the Palestinians must be founded on a foundation of truth. The City of David advances our collective goal of seeking a resolution based on truth. This is important for all parties to the conflict. "

The road should be open to the public within a few months.

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