Old City Dig Reveals Possible Site of Jesus’ Trial

Some archaeologists believe that Jesus was tried at the site of Herod’s Palace in Jerusalem, not at the Antonia Fortress at the start of the Via Dolorosa.

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In the 1830s, the Egyptian governor of Palestine, Ibrahim Pasha, built a police station near Jerusalem’s Jaffa Gate — just one step needed to put down the Peasants’ Revolt of 1834. Like many buildings in the...