2,000-Year-Old Roman Road Discovered in Israel

Haaretz (subscription or login required) reports, “A beautifully preserved stretch of Roman road, about 2,000 years old, was uncovered near Beit Shemesh in February during earthworks ahead of laying a water pipeline to Jerusalem.” The report adds that archaeologists found some rare coins, including one minted by Pontius Pilate, in what appears to be the remnants of a coin basket of sorts. (Photos of the road and the coins are worth a click.)