Memento mori

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Jerusalem (AFP) - The stone ossuary of Joseph Caiaphas, the Jewish high priest involved in the interrogation and trial of Jesus, has gone on display for the first time in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The decorated urn was found last year in a family burial cave in southern Jerusalem.

Caiaphas, who served in Jersualem from AD18 to AD36, is credited in the Gospel of St John with telling Jesus: 'It is better for you that one man die for the nation than that the entire nation be lost.'