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Items from ancient war found in Jerusalem tunnel

August 8, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Artifacts found in a tunnel in Jerusalem are leftover from a war 2,000 years ago, according to archeologists.

A Roman legionnaire's sword and sheath were found in the drainage tunnel late last month. Diggers also found clay lamps, pots and a bronze key.

Archaeologists, who presented the items Monday, believe the artifacts date to around 70 A.D., when Rome put down a Jewish revolt, razing the second biblical Jewish Temple and much of the city.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.