In a new discovery that has unearthed various questions, an ancient lost holy road or walkway built by a Pontius Pilate who is seen in a negative light in the Bible has been found. The road found in Jerusalem is said to have been 2,000-years-old, lost for a very long time. It is said that the walkway was created under the rule of Roman governor Pontius Pilate, and may have been used by Jewish worshippers on a pilgrimage. For people who don't know about Pontius Pilate, he was the fifth governor of the Roman province of Judaea. He was serving under Emperor Tiberius from 26/27 to 36/37 CE was the official who presided over the trial of Jesus. He is hated because he is said to have ordered Jesus' crucifixion. Pilate died 39 A.D., however, the cause of his death remains a mystery. Is Easter Island Related to Easter Sunday? Know History and Facts About The Land of Moai Statue.
It is claimed that the street may have been built to "help ease tensions between Pilate and the Jews as well as to promote Pilate's abilities as a prefect." lead study author Nahshon Szanton, an archaeologist with the Israel Antiquities Authority, said in a statement to LiveScience. The team reportedly began their excavations of the street started in 2013. However, the pictures of the new find are doing rounds on social media. Check a few:
A long-buried street that led pilgrims to the Jewish Temple 2,000 years ago may have been commissioned by Roman governor Pontius Pilate https://t.co/4LHfNByLc6
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An ancient walkway most likely used by pilgrims as they made their way to worship at the Temple Mount has been uncovered in the "City of David" in the Jerusalem Walls National Park. #Israel #Archeaology https://t.co/MFqUCPUgsK
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Here's A Video of The Road Built by Biblical Villain Uncovered in Jerusalem:
Often, Pilate has been a subject of the artistic representation with medieval art portraying the scenes of Pilate and Jesus. The scene that is represented the most is where he washes his hands of guilt for Jesus's death.