Archaeologists find lost tunnel
An escape tunnel used over 2,000 years ago was just discovered in Jerusalem. The chief directors of the dig Ronny Reich and Eli Shukron found the lost room under rubble. They were actually looking for the main road in ancient Jerusalem but followed a drainage pipe in the wreckage that led to the discovery. The tunnel was used by Jewish residents to escape from the Romans. It was made of ashlar stones and its walls stood ten feet high. Ancient artifacts such as pottery fragments and coins were found along the tunnel. Even though there were thousands of people that lived in Jerusalem over 2,000 years ago there is no indication in the tunnel of how many people used it to escape. The archaeologists who worked on the dig say that the tunnel leads into the Kidron River which runs into the Dead Sea. However there is no way to be sure since they have only uncovered about 100 feet so far. The tunnel is believed to stretch more than half a mile.