TIL about the “Pilate Stone,” a damaged block of carved limestone with a partially intact inscription mentioning Pontius Pilate, a prefect of the Roman province of Judea from AD 26 to 36.

Read more: https://www.deseret.com/2018/5/3/20644446/the-pilate-stone-in-israel-s-caesarea-by-the-sea

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  1. Fun fact. While Pontius Pilate is famous for other things, the stone was called “Pilate Stone” because this is the stone Pontius used to create a fitness regimen designed to increase core strength. He preformed a series of difficult and controlled moves on top of this block and taught thousands of people his fitness techniques.

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