A 2,000-year-old sword was found in an ancient tunnel in Jerusalem. Researchers believe that rebels hid in the ancient Jerusalem tunnel while the Romans crushed the Jewish revolt. The 2,000-year-old sword was abandoned with the other relics after the time of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.
Originally, the tunnel was meant to drain rain water, but the enterprising rebels used it to hide from the Roman soldiers to avoid certain deaths around 70 A.D. Now the tunnel is under a mostly Arab neighborhood in modern Jerusalem. How sad that this city is still in an uproar and there is never true peace there.
The 2,000-year-old sword is 24 inches long, and it was still with its leather sheath, which is rather surprising. Eli Shukron, who is in charge of the dig, said, “We found many things that we assume are linked to the rebels who hid out here, like oil lamps, cooking pots, objects that people used and took with them, perhaps, as a souvenir in the hope that they would be going back.”
Other relics of an ancient war that were found in the underground passage were oil lamps, pots and coins. The tunnel will be open for the public very soon.