Ancient Greek fortress found

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    Ancient Greek fortress of Acra discovered - Unexplained Mysteries

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    Archaeologists have unearthed the ancient citadel underneath a car park in the city of Jerusalem.
    Built by King Antiochus IV of Greece in the year 168 BC, the Seleucid Acra was an impressive stronghold used by the Greeks to control the Temple Mount all the way up until 141 BC.

    Its exact whereabouts had long remained something of a mystery but now, following years of excavations at the Givati Parking Lot dig site in Jerusalem, its location has finally been found.

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    These kind things always fascinate me .It will be interesting to see what develops at this dig site.I can never figure out though how they arrive at such a detailed model from the small excavations that they working on.
     
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    I know. I thought I was maybe missing something? lol
     
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