Gabi Laron/Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University

A Greek public works inscription. Placed on a street near the amphitheater and containing a date that corresponds to 522 A.D., this plaque—seen here upside down—credits Flavius Orestes, the local governor, with repaving the street and with installing a new water supply system. The letters were filled with lead at the time it was made to impede erosion of the inscription. Traces of lead are still evident.