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People forget that there was a time when many skeptics and scholars doubted the existence of a Roman Governor (or Prefect) named Pontius Pilate, the one who presided over Jesus' trial and crucifixion. In June 1961 a team of Italian archaeologists directed by Dr. Antonio Frova were engaged in excavating a Roman amphitheatre near Caesarea-on-the-Sea and uncovered an interesting limestone block. On one face is a monumental inscription. Part of a larger dedication to Tiberius Caesar, the inscription clearly says that it was from "Pontius Pilate, Prefect of Judea" (Humble, "Journal Transcripts," "Bible Archeology - Proofs From the Earth," http://www.knls.org/English/trascripts/auth001.htm).