“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 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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The “Abba Cave” site is in the basement of a private home in Northern Jerusalem
Presenting “Abba Cave”, 2012
Points of Interest in the Area
|Mount of Olives Viewpoint|
|Day tour of Jerusalem|