Pontius Pilate’s ring may have been discovered at ancient biblical fortress

By James Rogers | Fox News

A 2,000-year-old ring bearing the name Pontius Pilate was discovered in the West Bank. Pontius Pilate is known as the prefect who ordered the killing of Jesus Christ.

Experts in Israel have identified a ring that may have belonged to Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who oversaw the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Haaretz reports that the bronze ring was discovered 50 years ago during excavations at the Herodion fortress in the Judean desert.

Initially uncovered in a dig led by Professor Gideon Foerster of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the ring was handed over to a team researchers currently working Herodion, led by Roi Porat, also of Hebrew University. Intense cleaning and a specialist camera owned by the Israel Antiquities Authority have revealed the ring’s secrets.