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1,700-year-old inscriptions found in Galilee

Three funerary inscriptions dating back 1,700 years have been found in Galilee.

“One of the surprises in the newly discovered inscriptions is that one of the deceased was called ‘the Tiberian’. This is already the second instance of someone from Tiberias being buried in the cemetery at Tzipori.

“It is quite possible that Jews from various parts of Galilee were brought to Tzipori to be buried in the wake of the important activity carried out there by Rabbi Yehuda Ha-Nasi.

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Story: Hana Levi Julian, The Jewish Press | Photo: Miki Peleg, Israel Antiquities Authority

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