Reading a Christian inscription from the 4th century as if you were there yourself: the explanations of Giuseppe, an archaeologist fulfilling his Civilian Service in Jerusalem

Giacomo Pizzi21 January 2013

In the same building housing the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum of Jerusalem and its Archaeological Museum, the “lapidarium” brings together in one place architectural elements, inscriptions and other pieces of great interest, such as the 1st and 2nd century ossuaries from the Jewish-Christian cemetery discovered in mid-November on the slopes of the Mount of Olives.

The most recent object of study is an interesting funerary inscription whose text has a profound Christian value and can be dated from the 4th century.

Speaking to us about this, in this video produced by the Franciscan Media Center, is the archaeologist Giuseppe Schiavariello, one of four young Italians who is about to complete his year of Civilian Service in Jerusalem. This educational experience was made possible through an agreement between ATS pro Terra Sancta and the University of Bari in Italy.