Inscribed Ring of Pontius Pilate (Archaeology)

“The name of the man who ordered Jesus crucified and ran his trial, the ancient infamous Roman governor of Jerusalem, Pontius Pilate, has been deciphered on a bronze ring found in excavations at the site of Herodion near the West Bank’s Bethlehem, some 50 years ago.

“The ring was found during a dig led by Professor Gideon Forster from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a short time after the Six-Day War in 1968-69, as part of preparations to open the site to visitors.”

Full news story here.

The ring could have been actually used by Pontius Pilate, one of his officials, or someone in his court.  It would be used to sign his name.  What an amazing find!

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