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crucified jehohanan son of hagkol“Jehohanan Son of Hagkol” was the name written on an ossuary (bone box) found in 1968 is a burial cave in Western Jerusalem. The tomb and the bone box date to the 1st century CE. The skeletal remains found in the bone box included a metal nail piercing the heel bone. This is the only archaeological evidence ever found to crucifixion from Roman times. A replica of the heel bone is on display at the Israel Museum  , next to the Pilate Stone  and the Caiaphas ossuary .


Jehohanan (Yehohanan) was a man put to death by crucifixion in the 1st century CE, whose ossuary was found in 1968 when building contractors working in Giv’at ha-Mivtar, a Jewish neighborhood in northern East Jerusalem, accidentally uncovered a Jewish tomb. The Jewish stone ossuary had the Hebrew inscription “Jehohanan the son of Hagkol” (hence, sometimes, Johanan ben Ha-galgula).

Points of Interest in the area

knesset1 Knesset
supreme-court Supreme Court Building
mahane yehudah market Mahane Yehudah Market
Jerusalem private tour Day Tour of Jerusalem

Book a Private Tour to the Israel Museum

The Israel Museum is in Western Jerusalem and takes about 2 hours to explore.

Since I only offer full day tours, I recommend to contact me for a proposal of a full day tour of Jerusalem, that will also include the Israel Museum.