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Abba Cave

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Plan of the cave Read More

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Rafael Delarosa, owner of the plot Read More

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First room of the cave Read More

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Place of the decorated ossuary Read More

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The ossuary at the Israel Museum Read More

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The Inscription at the Israel Museum Read More

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The second room Read More

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The second ossuary Read More

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 “Abba Cave” was found in 1970 during salvage excavations. It contained two rooms, one bearing a small bone box and an inscription stating this is the burial of “Matityahu” which was set by “Abba”.

Both the the bone box and the inscription are today at the Israel Museum. 

In 1982, the owner of the plot discovered another bone box, perhaps of Abba, the undertaker.

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