The “Caiaphas Ossuary” was discovered in 1990 by chance during earth work on a hill south of the old city of Jerusalem. Twelve bone boxes (Ossuaries) were founded in the burial cave. One, very ornate was inscribed, in two places, “Joseph son of Caiaphas”. Inside the box sekeletal remains of a 50 year old male were documented. The ossuary is most likely of Caiaphas the high priest who interogarted Jesus after the “Last Supper”, and is one of the most important finds related to both Christian and Jewish history. It is on display at the Israel Museum next to the Pilate Stone and Crucified Jehohanan .
The Caiaphas ossuary is one of twelve ossuaries or bone boxes, discovered in a burial cave in south Jerusalem in November 1990, two of which featured the name ” Caiaphas”. The Caiaphas ossuary is a highly decorated ossuary twice inscribed “Joseph, son of Caiaphas” which held the bones of a 60-year-old male.
Points of Interest in the area
|Supreme Court Building|
|Mahane Yehudah Market|
|Day Tour of Jerusalem|
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The Israel Museum is in Western Jerusalem and takes about 2 hours to explore.