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Ossuary bearing an architectural decoration - Herodian period, 1st century BCE

Ossuary bearing an architectural decoration - Herodian period, 1st century BCE

Biblical archaeology - An ossuary bearing the name "Yehochanan" contained the full skeleton of a man crucified in the first century and buried with a bent crucifixion nail through his heel bone. It is the only physical evidence of crucifixion ever discovered.

Biblical archaeology - An ossuary bearing the name "Yehochanan" contained the full skeleton of a man crucified in the first century and buried with a bent crucifixion nail through his heel bone. It is the only physical evidence of crucifixion ever discovered.

In November 2002, the world was captivated by the biggest archaeological discovery ever made relating to Jesus: a 2,000 year-old ossuary -- or bone box -- bearing the tantalizing inscription in Ara...

In November 2002, the world was captivated by the biggest archaeological discovery ever made relating to Jesus: a 2,000 year-old ossuary -- or bone box -- bearing the tantalizing inscription in Ara...

Elaborate ossuary bearing the name “Joseph son of Caiaphas”, Jerusalem, 1st century CE, soft limestone. Joseph son of Caiaphas was the Jewish high priest from 18–36 CE. He is known chiefly for his involvement in the imprisonment of Jesus as described in the New Testament.  The Caiaphas family burial cave was discovered in southeastern Jerusalem. This is the most elegant of the 12 ossuaries (burial chests) found inside. The full name of the deceased – “Joseph son of Caiaphas” – appears twice.

Elaborate ossuary bearing the name “Joseph son of Caiaphas”, Jerusalem, 1st century CE, soft limestone. Joseph son of Caiaphas was the Jewish high priest from 18–36 CE. He is known chiefly for his involvement in the imprisonment of Jesus as described in the New Testament. The Caiaphas family burial cave was discovered in southeastern Jerusalem. This is the most elegant of the 12 ossuaries (burial chests) found inside. The full name of the deceased – “Joseph son of Caiaphas” – appears twice.

Tel Aviv antiquities collector Oded Golan with the stone burial box bearing the inscription "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus." Photog...

Tel Aviv antiquities collector Oded Golan with the stone burial box bearing the inscription "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus." Photog...

Noah's Ark Discovery: Prehistoric Site on Mount Ararat Represents 'Super Bowl of Archaeology' | Gospelherald. net-Chinese Christian News Online

Noah's Ark Discovery: Prehistoric Site on Mount Ararat Represents 'Super Bowl of Archaeology' | Gospelherald. net-Chinese Christian News Online

The ankle bone of a crucified man excavated in a burial cave at Giv'at ha-Mivtar, northeast of Jerusalem.

The ankle bone of a crucified man excavated in a burial cave at Giv'at ha-Mivtar, northeast of Jerusalem.

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