For Easter pilgrims, research throws new light on Via Dolorosa

Worshippers carrying a large wooden cross during a Good Friday procession along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem's Old City, on March 30, 2018.
Worshippers carrying a large wooden cross during a Good Friday procession along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem's Old City, on March 30, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS

TEL AVIV - Every Easter, tens of thousands of Christian pilgrims roam the narrow alleys of Jerusalem's Old City to retrace Jesus' last footsteps on the Via Dolorosa.

But a 47-year-old Israeli archaeologist is convinced he has found evidence which could mean they may have been following the wrong route for centuries.

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