Amos Kloner

Jewish tomb. Carved from the chalk stratum at Beth-Guvrin in the Shephelah, this tomb was part of a Jewish cemetery recently discovered by Amos Kloner. The tombs date to the third to eighth centuries A.D. Both sides of the entrance bear reliefs of menorahs. Similar man-made caves in the vicinity were used as hiding places during the Second Jewish Revolt (135/136 A.D.). This burial cave is published here for the first time.