Archaeologists unearth ancient fort in Jerusalem
The structure's location had eluded authorities for more than a century.
Excavators in Jerusalem have unearthed what they believe to be the ruins of the Acra, an ancient citadel constructed by the Greek king Antiochus IV Epiphanes, who conquered the city more than 2,000 years ago.
The discovery of the Acra is "a dream come true," the Israel Antiquities Authority said in a statement.
"It has been an open question in the archaeology of Jerusalem," Dr. Doron Ben-Ami, the excavation director, told Fox News. "For hundreds of years, scholars, archaeologists and historians have been looking for the location of Acra."
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