Archaeologists uncover Greek fortress, key to ancient Jerusalem

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Members of the media and workers from Israel's antiquity authority stand at a site that archaeologists say contains the remnants of an ancient Greek fortress, outside the walled Old City of Jerusalem on November 3, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Members of the media and workers from Israel's antiquity authority stand at a site that archaeologists say contains the remnants of an ancient Greek fortress, outside the walled Old City of Jerusalem on November 3, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) The remains unearthed by the Israel Antiquities Authority lie outside the Old City walls, a site that may have allowed Antiochus Epiphanes to control the city and monitor activity in the Jewish temple.