Up until recently the historicity of Pontius Pilate was doubted, critics of the Bible pointed to this “doubt” as another “proof” that the Bible was not historically accurate. Up until the stone’s discovery in 1961, Pilate was thought to be fictional, that is until the stone (pictured) was found. The stone was a dedication to the building of Caesarea Maritima and refers to Pilate as Prefect of Judaea. The stone is generally accepted to be authentic. This is a display at Caesarea Maritima, the stone there is a replica, the original is in the Jerusalem Museum. Archaeology continues over and over to confirm facts, not just from Jesus’ time, but for all the Bible.