Biblical Archaeology Review 25:2, March/April 1999

Odd Tomb Out

Has Jerusalem’s Essene cemetery been found?

By Boaz Zissu

The mystery deepens. As if the perplexing graves at Qumran were not enough, the same unusual type of tomb has now been discovered in southern Jerusalem. None of these tombs looks remotely like the typical Jerusalem tomb from the same period, called the Second Temple period (first century B.C.E. to first century C.E.).

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