The Ecce Homo Arch ( Behold the Man in Latin) is seen here in the background - According to the New Testament, these were the words uttered by the Roman procurator when he presented Jesus to the people before being sentenced

The Ecce Homo Arch ( Behold the Man in Latin) is seen here in the background - According to the New Testament, these were the words uttered by the Roman procurator when he presented Jesus to the people before being sentenced

The arch was built in the 2nd century CE during the time of Emperor Hadrian, as the entrance gate leading into the Roman Forum

The arch was built in the 2nd century CE during the time of Emperor Hadrian, as the entrance gate leading into the Roman Forum

A section of the paved roman road/street is located in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem

A section of the paved roman road/street is located in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem

This section of the Roman road is on the Via Dolorosa

This section of the Roman road is on the Via Dolorosa

These stones date from the 3rd/4th century AD

These stones date from the 3rd/4th century AD

Close up of one of the Roman stones laid in the street

Close up of one of the Roman stones laid in the street

This section of an an old wall is located inside the Jewish Quarter

This section of an an old wall is located inside the Jewish Quarter

Here a sign explains the two sides of the Cardo - the earliest part is from the 2nd/3rd century AD

Here a sign explains the two sides of the Cardo - the earliest part is from the 2nd/3rd century AD

This section of the Byzantine Cardo is from the 6th century AD - the central street of the Cardo is 40 feet (12 m) wide and is lined on both sides with columns

This section of the Byzantine Cardo is from the 6th century AD - the central street of the Cardo is 40 feet (12 m) wide and is lined on both sides with columns

The Byzantine street is about 6 meters below the present street level - it was due to accumulation of the ground over the centuries

The Byzantine street is about 6 meters below the present street level - it was due to accumulation of the ground over the centuries

This portion dates to the time of Emperor Justinian in the first half 6th century

This portion dates to the time of Emperor Justinian in the first half 6th century

Madaba map showing Roman Jerusalem - the Madaba Map is a map of the Middle East and part of it contains the oldest surviving part of Jerusalem

Madaba map showing Roman Jerusalem - the Madaba Map is a map of the Middle East and part of it contains the oldest surviving part of Jerusalem

Jerusalem Cardo mural in the Old City

Jerusalem Cardo mural in the Old City

This photos depicts how life was evolving around this busy Cardo in the Roman Period

This photos depicts how life was evolving around this busy Cardo in the Roman Period

A base of a column and an old wall in the Jewish Quarter

A base of a column and an old wall in the Jewish Quarter

The Burnt House is located in the Old City and it lies 6 meter below the current street level

The Burnt House is located in the Old City and it lies 6 meter below the current street level

Some of the items recovered from the Burnt House - The Burnt House is believed to have been set on fire during the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD

Some of the items recovered from the Burnt House - The Burnt House is believed to have been set on fire during the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD

The excavation of the Burnt House found a small courtyard, four rooms, a kitchen and a ritual bath

The excavation of the Burnt House found a small courtyard, four rooms, a kitchen and a ritual bath

It is suggested that this house belonged to a priestly family from the Second Temple Period

It is suggested that this house belonged to a priestly family from the Second Temple Period

When fire reached this house, its wooden ceiling collapsed thus trapping many valuable items inside which were preserved for centuries

When fire reached this house, its wooden ceiling collapsed thus trapping many valuable items inside which were preserved for centuries

Some of the items found in the Burnt House are; fragments of stone table, ceramic, stone and metal vessels, iron nails,  inkwells, Roman-period oil lamps, jugs, bowls and measuring cups

Some of the items found in the Burnt House are; fragments of stone table, ceramic, stone and metal vessels, iron nails, inkwells, Roman-period oil lamps, jugs, bowls and measuring cups

This group of tourists was on the site - they were very noisy and disrespectful, I had to leave the room beacause they were constanttly shouting

This group of tourists was on the site - they were very noisy and disrespectful, I had to leave the room beacause they were constanttly shouting