(TIMES OF ISRAEL) -- Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a 300-meter-long (984-foot) stretch of an ancient aqueduct that served Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Monday.
The ruins, which were discovered under tons of waste during construction work on a school in the Givat Hamatos neighborhood, is the longest expanse of the Upper-Level Aqueduct that archaeologists have found to date, the IAA said.
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The watercourse was one of two conduits built during the late Second Temple period to ferry water to Jerusalem from natural springs near Bethlehem, around 21 kilometers (13 miles) away.