Market and pilgrimage road were found in an area of Jerusalem archaeologist Levy refers to as the equivalent of “Times Square”

Israeli Archaeologists May Have Uncovered Bustling Jerusalem Market from the Time of Jesus
by Emily Jones
January 6, 2020

The Israel Antiquities Authority believes it may have found a 2,000-year-old market next to the recently discovered Pilgrimage Road in Jerusalem that Jesus and other Jews once walked on to get to the Second Temple. The authority announced on Monday that archaeologists have uncovered a large paved area along the Pilgrimage Road leading up to the Second Temple. The open area is believed to have been the main square of Jerusalem’s lower city where a busy market once stood. Researchers uncovered several rare items in the City of David National Park that support their theory. READ MORE

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