The Excavations beneath Wilson’s Arch: New Light on Roman Period Jerusalem

Joe Uziel, Tehillah Lieberman, Avi Solomon

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Since it was discovered in the 19th century, Wilson’s Arch has been at the heart of discussions about Jerusalem’s urban development. We excavated beneath the arch for three consecutive years and exposed eight strata ranging from the Hasmonean period to Ottoman times. Here we present our results and discuss our finds with particular emphasis on two issues: the date of the arch’s construction and the discovery of a small 2nd century CE theatre-like structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-266
Number of pages30
JournalTel Aviv
Issue number2
StatePublished - 3 Jul 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The excavations were carried out on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority (License Numbers 7514, 7633, 7900 and 8205), and funded by the Western Wall Heritage Foundation.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019, © The Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 2019.


  • Aelia Capitolina
  • Bouleterion
  • Herodian
  • Jerusalem
  • Odeon
  • Wilson’s Arch


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