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Roman Theater in Western Wall Tunnels

(October 2017)

Researchers with the Israeli Antiquities Authority discovered the remnants of an ancient Roman theater in the Western Wall complex while excavating tunnels underneath Wilson's Arch in October 2017.  The 200-seat structure dates to the Roman period and was discovered as archaeologists were attempting to pinpoint the age of the Arch.  Buried under 26-feet of earth, the theater stayed in good condition over the approximately 1,700 years it was lost.  

Sources: Western Wall dig uncovers ancient Roman theater, JTA, (October 16, 2017);
Ian Lee.  Ancient Roman theater unearthed next to Jerusalem's Western Wall, CNN, (October 16, 2017).