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James W




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PostPosted: Mon 08 Aug, 2011 10:55 am    Post subject: Roman sword found in Jerusalem tunnel         Reply with quote

Below are a couple of articles released today about a Roman sword being found. I thought some may wish to view the images of the sword. (I hope the links work)

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/...2bb1cd.391

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/A...3dd201bc1e
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W. Knight




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PostPosted: Fri 12 Aug, 2011 5:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Interesting little articles. The sword in the photo was in very "excavated" condition, but for a 2,000 year old sword, it was in great shape! The articles said it was around 24 inches, so if that measurement is from the end of the tang to blade tip, I suppose that would be around a 16 inch blade, if it had the large rounded pommel and guard of a gladius? Very small sword, but they were primarily stabbing weapons, anyway.

It will be interesting to see what else they find during further excavations. I have heard it said, that in Jerusalem, if you could just pick any spot and start digging, you would be sure to find something. Too bad the animosities there don't allow for much more archaeological work to be done--just imagine the historical treasures that are waiting to be found from ancient times.
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William P




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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug, 2011 10:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

well lets hope that. whatever your thoughts on the israli resettlement program. hopefully all the excavations result in more finds.
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Henry H




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PostPosted: Tue 18 Oct, 2011 10:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey James W
I always find it interesting when "new" items from a day gone by are recoverd.All of a sudden it sperk's a renewed interest,and even more will be found.The region is not very friendly to work in,so let's see what else may shown the light of day.
Thank you,
Henry
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