The Archaeological & Topographical Evidence

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(Left) Stone water jars from the time of Jesus Christ (Right) Inscription with the name of Pontius Pilate Source: Digging for Jesus, ITV, 2005  © Flame TV used by kind permission

In recent years archaeological excavations in Israel have confirmed the overall historical reliability of many aspects of the Gospel accounts, including the large stone water jars used at the wedding at Cana in Galilee and an inscription with the name of the Roman governor Pontius Pilate on an arch at Caesarea.

Archaeological evidence to support the Gospel accounts of crucifixion and burial in rock-cut tombs

Heel bone of a crucified man The heel bone of a crucified man named
Jehohannan with a Roman nail still through it found in his ossuary in Jerusalem, 1968  Source: Digging For Jesus, ITV 2005, ©  Flame TV  used by kind permission 

 Garden tombThe Garden Tomb, Jerusalem
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