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Tenth Roman Legion Tile, 70 CE

Tenth Roman Legion Tile. Photo courtesy of Zev Radovan.

The meager Roman remains discovered in the Old City of Jerusalem include stamped roof tiles and bricks bearing the initials LXF , short for LegiooXoFretensis, the Tenth Roman Legion, which participated in the siege against Jerusalem. The tile shown here also depicts the legion’s emblems–a wild boar and a warship. Thousands of the tiles and bricks have been uncovered–only enough, however, to roof a few medium-sized buildings.

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