Akeldama


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Akeldama

(əkĕl`dəmə), variant of AceldamaAceldama
[Aram.,=field of blood], according to the Gospel of St. Matthew, the chief priests bought the potter's field with Judas' 30 pieces of silver as a place to bury foreigners. However, according to the Acts of the Apostles, Judas bought the field himself and met his death in it.
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Stashed within the so-called Akeldama chambers were ornately inscribed vaults of the dead, plus pottery vessels, gold jewelry, glass bottles and other objects thousands of years old.
Photo: (1--2) The Akeldama burial chambers of ancient Jerusalem, above, contained glass bottles, below, and other objects thousands of years old.
A cemetery just outside Jerusalem, Akeldama, contained the bodies of many pilgrims who died there.