L.Y. Rahmani

Secondary burial was common among the Jews at the end of the Second Temple period. About a year after death, when the body had decayed, the bones were reinterred in a bone box called an ossuary. This first-century C.E. limestone ossuary was found in a vaulted mausoleum in the Qiryat Shemu’el section of modern Tiberias. Ossuaries are a clear sign of Jewish habitation.