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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Photos: Archaeologists pinpoint where Jesus was sentenced to death

The exact spot upon which Jesus stood as he was sentenced to death, may have been pinpointed by archaeologists in Jerusalem.
n December, archaeologists unearthed the arched entrance and corridor (pictured) to a colossal fortress 10 miles (16km) south of Jerusalem. The discovery in the Herodyon National Park was made by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Institute of Archaeology

Discovered around 15 years ago, the remains of Herod the Great’s palace have been carefully examined and a place between a gate and uneven stone pavement has been identified as fitting the description of the event in the Gospel of John.
Pilgrims and tourists will be able to visit the Biblical site, because tours are being offered by the Tower of David Museum, which is located nearby.
While historians largely agree that Herod’s palace stood in the west of Jerusalem’s Old City, whether Jesus was sentenced to death by Pontius Pilate inside it, is the subject of much debate.
This is mainly due to differing interpretations of the Gospels. 

While historians largely agree that Herod’s palace stood in the west of Jerusalem’s Old City, whether Jesus was sentenced to death by Pontius Pilate inside it, is the subject of hot debate. This 19th Century illustration shows the trial taking place outdoors
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Pilgrims and tourists will be able to visit the Biblical site and historial prison, as tours are being offered by the Tower of David Museum (marked on the map), which is located nearby
This map shows Jerusalem, taken from a 1911 encyclopedia. The Palace of Herod, near Tower of David and the proposed site of Jesus' trial, is shown beneath Jaffa Gate. Sion, the location of the Last Supper is also shown. Experts believe the trial may alternatively have taken place at Fortress of Antonia (top right)



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