Pilate’s ring?


Archaeology deals in rubbish.

The debris and detritus of past civilizations is unearthed by excavators, sometimes to be identified, sometimes misidentified, sometimes stored away and forgotten.

One such piece of rubbish looks like being one of the most significant recent discoveries, with a direct connection to a biblical character. Though when I say ‘recent’ this particular artefact was actually found 50 years ago and only identified this year through modern technological methods.

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