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THIS STONE PAVEMENT under the Sisters of Zion Convent in Jerusalem was long believed to be the famous paved courtyard (Greek lithostrotos, Aramaic gabbatha) where Pontius Pilate condemned Jesus (cf. John 19:13). We now know that it was laid as a roadway after the time of Jesus—possibly during the reign of Emperor Hadrian, after the foundation of Aelia Capitolina in 135 C.E.