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In 1990, a bone chest was discovered accidentally during work in Jerusalem’s Peace Forest. This “Caiaphas Ossuary” belonged to the high priest from A.D. 18–36 (see his cynical words in Jn 11:49–53). The inscription, found in two places, read: “Caiaphas” and “Joseph, son of Caiaphas.” First-century Jewish historian Josephus provided the full name, “Joseph, who is called Caiaphas of the high priesthood.”
Cabal, T., Brand, C. O., Clendenen, E. R., Copan, P., Moreland, J., & Powell, D. (2007). The Apologetics Study Bible: Real Questions, Straight Answers, Stronger Faith (1149). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.

In 1961 an inscription with the name of Pontius Pilate was found in the theater excavations. Campbell, E. F. (2001). Vol. 27 numbers 1-4: Biblical Archaeologist : Volume 27 1-4 (electronic ed.). Philadelphia: American Schools of Oriental Research.
Tomb Of St. Philip The Apostle Discovered In Turkey

Updated: Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011, 9:37 AM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011, 9:37 AM EDT

By NewsCore

HIERAPOLIS, Turkey - A tomb believed to be that of St. Philip the Apostle was unearthed during excavations in the ancient Turkish city of Hierapolis.

Italian professor Francesco D'Andria said archeologists found the tomb of the biblical figure -- one of the 12 original disciples of Jesus -- while working on the ruins of a newly-earthed church, Turkish news agency Anadolu reported Wednesday.

The structure of the tomb and the writings on the wall proved it belonged to St. Philip, he added.

The professor said the archaeologists worked for years to find the tomb and he expected it to become an important Christian pilgrimage destination.

St. Philip, recognized as one of Christianity's martyrs, is thought to have died in Hierapolis, in the southwest province of Denizli, in around 80AD. It is believed he was crucified upside down or beheaded.

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