Tomb of Salome, the Midwife Who Delivered Jesus, Reveals Treasures


December 27, 2022


Just days before Christians celebrate Christ’s birth, the Tomb of Salome was discovered—along with other treasures—in the process of excavations at a burial cave located in a Jerusalem forest. Salome was the midwife from Bethlehem who delivered Jesus.

According to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), the burial cave is likely over two thousand years old and contains artifacts and ruins dating back to the eighth to ninth centuries of nearby shops. These were shops that sold oil lamps used in prayer.

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