2,000-year-old ballroom discovered in Jerusalem (photos)

In Israel, authorities have confirmed that a 2,000-year-old city hall was unearthed in Jerusalem. This incredible room, which has already been teased by the Israel Antiquities Authority (AIA), is relatively rich. In fact, there is a whole set of fountains and rooms for a venue that seemed to be used for large banquets.

For the authorities, this building is simply magnificent, probably one of the most beautiful ever unearthed. It dates back to the time of the Second Temple, which was built in the 6th century BC. Before being destroyed by the Romans in the year 70 d. At that time, the banquet hall of this “town hall” was divided into several parts.

A village hall, unearthed in Israel

There are, for example, magnificent ritual baths. However, it is still very difficult for researchers and archaeologists to understand how the building was constructed and why. It would have been used until the 7th century when the Muslims took control of the region.

Stunning images

The room is part of the underground tunnels, near the Western Wall. A disputed area. In 1996, we recall that clashes took place between Israeli and Palestinian forces. Then 80 people died. For the Palestinian authorities, these tunnels open to the public threatened the foundations of the Al-Aqsa mosque.

New archaeological discovery in Jerusalem: a magnificent room with a water fountain, used by dignitaries on their way to the temple. It was built around 20-30 AD “This is undoubtedly one of the most magnificent public buildings of the Second Temple period in Jerusalem”> pic.twitter.com/5VdU5rlhdX

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