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2,000-Year-Old Burial Box

September 4th, 2011 · No Comments

2,000-Year-Old Burial Box Could Reveal Location of the Family of Caiaphashttp://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110829142513.htm
ScienceDaily (Aug. 29, 2011) — In Jerusalem and Judah, ancient limestone burial boxes containing skeletal remains — called ossuaries — are fairly common archaeological finds from the 1st century BCE to the 1st century AD period. Forgers have also added inscriptions or decorations to fraudulently increase their value. So three years ago, when the Israel Antiquities Authority confiscated an ossuary with a rare inscription from antiquities looters, they turned to Prof. Yuval Goren of Tel Aviv University’s Department of Archaeology to authenticate the fascinating discovery.

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