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Sanhedria Tombs Preserved for Years to Come

Sanhedria tombs (Photo: IAA/ASHERNET)

Israel Antiquities Authority announced that their renovations to the Sanhedria tombs in Jerusalem will allow guests to experience this ancient site for years to come. In ancient times, the tombs served as a resting place for many Jews, at least the ones who could afford this fancy place of burial during the Second Temple times. However, once the body was gone and only bones remained, the grave would be cleared for the next person, making this only a temporary place of rest. Originally constructed out of an ancient quarry, the tombs were also a site for Jewish pilgrimage since the medieval period. Today, the 63 tombs are empty and safe to explore by visitors from all around the world!

Source: ASHERNET

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