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Pyramid-shaped Roof
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Looking south southeast.  The reconstruction of the pyramid-shaped roof  is based upon fragments found in the excavations.

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Jason's tomb is a fine (reconstructed) funeral monument from the late Hellenistic - early Roman period. It was the tomb of a high priestly family that was forced out of Jerusalem in 172 B.C. (2 Maccabees 5:5-10) by their rival, Menelaus. It was constructed in the second century B.C. and was in use until A.D. 30.