The “Pilate Stone” was disovered in Caesarea in 1961, in secondary use as a step in the local Theatre. The Stone was originally placed at the entrance to a temple built in honor of Emperor Tiberius by the local governer (“Perfect”) Pontius Pilate . The stone is the only epigraphic evidence to this day to mention the judge of Jesus.
The Pilate stone is a damaged block (82 cm x 65 cm) of carved limestone with a partially intact inscription attributed to, and mentioning, Pontius Pilate, a prefect of the Roman province of Judaea from AD 26 to 36. It was discovered at the archaeological site of Caesarea Maritima in 1961.
Points of Interest in the area
|Supreme Court Building|
|Mahane Yehudah Market|
|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.