Jason Tomb: A rock-cut tomb discovered in Jerusalem's Rehavia neighborhood has been identified as the burial site of Jason. It consists of a courtyard and a single Doric column decorating the entrance to the burial chamber, topped with a pyramid-shaped roof. On the walls are charcoal drawings of naval vessels. Among the carved inscriptions in Greek and Aramaic is one that laments the deceased Jason: "A powerful lament make for Jason, son of P.....(my brother) peace ...... who hast built thyself a tomb, Elder rest in peace."
Tomb of Jason Description
A short distance beyond the Chief Rabbinate in Jerusalem is Zarfat Square (Kikar Zarfat). Turning right from here into Ramban Street and in some 300m/330yds turning left along Ibn Ezra Street and its continuation Alfasi Street, we come (at No. 10) to the Tomb of Jason, a Hellenistic monument discovered during excavation work in 1956. The name of the occupant appears in an inscription. The tomb, which is dated to the second century B.C., has a fa?ade of dressed stone and is topped by a pyramid. The entrance, divided into two by a squat column, leads into a passage flanked by tomb chambers with recesses for burials in the walls.
Jason's Tomb, Rehavia, Jerusalem - Image by Neta
Tomb of Jason Address
10 Alfasi Street
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