Miriam ossuary

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In June 2011, archaeologists from Bar-Ilan and Tell Aviv Universities announced the recovery of a stolen ossuary, plundered from a tomb in the Valley of Elah. The Israel Antiquities Authority declared it authentic, and expressed regret that it couldn't be studied in situ.[1] It is inscribed with the text: "Miriam, daughter of Yeshua, son of Caiaphas, Priest of Ma’aziah from Beth ‘Imri".[2] Based on it, Caiaphas can be assigned to the priestly course of Ma’aziah, instituted by king David.

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  1. ^ CNN Wire Staff (2011-06-30). "Israeli authorities: 2,000-year-old burial box is the real deal". CNN. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  2. ^ Israel Exploration Journal Volume 61 (1) pp.74-95 2011