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Around the World March 1, 2011

During the construction of a mikveh, or ritual bath, in Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter, archaeologists found an older bathing pool, built and used by the Roman Tenth Legion.
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ISRAEL: During the construction of a mikveh, or ritual bath, in Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter, archaeologists found an older bathing pool, built and used by the Roman Tenth Legion. The troops were garrisoned there after A.D. 135, when the Roman city of Aelia Capitolina was established following Hadrian's destruction of the old city. The location of the find supports an emerging theory that Aelia Capito-lina was larger than previously thought.

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