June 2020 – In January, archeologists from the Antiquities Authority of Israel discovered a 2,000-year-old market in the City of David National Park. The excavations uncovered a measuring table with a drain used to weigh, measure, and package liquids such as wine and olive oil. The table was dated to the Second Temple period of 516 BC through 70 AD, a period including the lifetime of Jesus. Several stone measurement weights were also uncovered from the excavation site on Pilgrimage Road in Jerusalem’s historic lower city, supporting the theory that this was the main market square of the period.
cityofdavid.org.il, 1/6/20; christianheadlines.com, 1/7/20