Roman Theater by the Western Wall IAA

Roman Theater by the Western Wall


Eight meters (26 feet) below the present-day street level of Judaism’s holiest site, in the underground area known as the Western Wall Tunnels, a magnificent structure hidden for the last 1,700 years was recently uncovered by the Israel Antiquities Authority. While removing a layer of earth for other purposes, archaeologists were shocked to discover the remains of what appeared to be a Roman-era theater. The find confirmed contemporary accounts of a theater close to the Temple Mount. Officials were quick to hold a press conference to present the find deep below Jerusalem’s most sacred ground. Since the start of archaeological…