Skip to comments.ST Paul's tomb 'may be opened'
Posted on 06/27/2009 4:34:40 PM PDT by BGHater
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Oops, I meant to state that the WALLS were built by Aurellius and Probus!
Well, I hope they leave his remains alone. The whole “relic” thing strikes me as ghoulish.
How about a plumber’s snake with a camera attached?
Fiber optics like what is used in surgery would be much safer.
Capone had previously housed his headquarters at the nearby Metropole Hotel, but in July 1928 moved to a suite at the Lexington Hotel. Capone ran his various enterprises from this hotel until his arrest in 1931. A construction company in the 1980s planned a renovation of the Lexington Hotel and while surveying the building discovered a shooting range and a series of secret tunnels including one hidden behind Capone's medicine cabinet. These tunnels connected taverns and brothels to provide an elaborate potential escape route in case of a police raid. These discoveries led to further investigation of the hotel, notably by researcher Harold Rubin. Rumors said Capone had kept a very secret vault beneath the hotel to hold some of his wealth.
Geraldo Rivera had been fired in 1985 after criticizing ABC for cancelling a report on an alleged relationship between John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. He then hosted the special, The Mystery of Al Capone's Vault, which was broadcast live on April 21, 1986. The two hour special (including commercials) was greatly hyped as potentially revealing great riches or bodies on live television. This included the presence of a medical examiner should bodies be found and agents from the Internal Revenue Service to collect any of Capone's money that may be discovered. When the vault was finally opened the only things found inside were dirt and several empty bottles including one Geraldo claimed was for moonshine bathtub gin. Despite the ending the special became the most-watched syndicated television special with an estimated audience of 30 million. Rivera later wrote of the event in his 1991 autobiography Exposing Myself that "My career was not over, I knew, but had just begun. And all because of a silly, high-concept stunt that failed to deliver on its titillating promise." The term "Al Capone's vault" has become slang for a heavily expected event with disappointing results.
The special was parodied in "Weird Al" Yankovic's movie UHF, where George Newman (Yankovic) hosts a special uncover the secrets of Al Capone's glove compartment. Newman's discovery is highlighted by the line "A-ha, road maps!"
Thanks waggs. This is obviously *not* in Minnesota, but as I'm (supposedly) working on the Digest right now, to be sent out any minute (cough cough), I'm must adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.
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Sounds like we need an Indiana Jones movie about this! Unless Harrison Ford is too busy, searching to Obama’s lost Birth Certificate! LOL.
Christ died on the cross, but he is not just dead.
>> And no good will be done <<
Strikingly incurious, aren’t you?
>> However, nobody actually knows what is inside the tomb, which may even be a cenotaph (empty tomb) erected in the name of the saint. <<
But of course, how fascinating to find out!
How was this possible, since the walls you refer to were built over 200 years after his death?
Speaking as a converted Roman Catholic I agree that it’s ghoulish. It’s fascinating too though. Among the alter stone relics of the cathedral I attend are “parts” of St. Nicholas.
Well, at least you’re thinking. Good question. The walls marked the official city limits of Rome. Those limits predated the walls. The dishonor was to be expelled from the city when he was killed.
“’’Opening it would be a major job, given that the tomb is enormous and it would mean we’d have to demolish the papal altar.”
Is this picture the “papal altar” referred to in the article?
SANTA IS DEAD??? *Sob*
Raiders of the Lost Birth Certificate?
With all of today's technology, it is not possible to move the altar without demolishing it?
Thanks BGHater. Here’s something related:
Oldest Icon of St. Paul Discovered
Posted on 06/28/2009 11:54:12 AM PDT by Mighty_Quinn
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