Maritime archeologists uncover the name of ancient Judean procurator

In a rare underwater discovery, researchers from the University of Haifa have determined with certainty the name of the Roman procurator who ruled in Judea prior to the second century Bar-Kochba Revolt.

Archeologists uncovered his name – Gargilius Antiques – engraved on a massive rectangular stone, during a maritime excavation at the Tel Dor archeological site south of Haifa. The 85-cm. stone bearing Antiques’ name weighed in at over 600 kg., requiring a complicated engineering operation for removal, the university said.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *