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Archaeologists Say They’ve Uncovered the Site Where Jesus Was Tried

Archaeologists in Jerusalem say they’ve identified the site of the trial of Jesus, which is now opened to the public. As The Washington Post explains, the discovery of the new location first began 15 years ago when a team at the Tower of David Museum began an expansion project: “But the story took a strange turn when archaeologists started peeling away layers under the floor in an old abandoned building adjacent to the museum in Jerusalem’s Old City.”

For years, the excavation has seen its share of stops and restarts, but eventually, the team discovered what they believe is the remains of an ancient palace that was likely the location of the trial of Jesus Christ. Piecing together clues found in the Gospels, researchers say that geographical markings confirm their belief about the location’s significance. A professor of archaeology at UNC Charlotte told The Post, “There is, of course, no inscription stating it happened here, but everything—archaeological, historical and gospel accounts—all falls into place and makes sense” …

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