Byzantine-era street uncovered in Jerusalem

A worker cleans a stone in a 1,500-year-old street located 4.3 meters (14 feet) below ground level, revealed by the Israeli Antiquities Authority in the old city of Jerusalem, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010. Archeologists say that the street provides unprecedented evidence of what life was like in Jerusalem in Byzantine times. Excavation director Ofer Sion of the Israeli Antiquities Authority says, "It is wonderful that (today's street) actually preserved the route of the noisy street from 1,500 years ago." (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

February 10, 2010 5:54:30 AM PST
Archaeologists said Wednesday that they have unearthed a section of a stone street in Jerusalem that provides important new evidence about the city's commercial life 1,500 years ago.