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Nail from the time of Christ's crucifixion found in a dig
mirror.co.uk ^ | March 2, 2010 | Euan Stretch

Posted on 03/02/2010 9:53:59 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

A nail from the time of Christ's crucifixion which was hidden by the same knights who featured in The Da Vinci Code has been found in a dig.

The four-inch Roman relic, stored in an ornate box, was uncovered by archaeologists working at a fort thought to have been a former Knights Templar stronghold.

It was buried with three skeletons and three swords, including one with the religious order's cross on its blade, on the tiny island of Ilheu de Pontinha, off Madeira.

The iron nail is of the type used in thousands of crucifixions - but it is special. Archaeologist Bryn Walters said: "It dates from the 1st to 2nd centuries. You'd expect the surface to be pitted and rough after so long. But this was smooth.

"It looks like it had been handled by a lot of people over a long period of time and the acid from their hands have given it a peculiar finish."

Yesterday Christopher Macklin of the Knights Templar of Britannia described last summer's find as "momentous".

He said evidence the nail had been handled a lot "indicates it was of great interest to many people". He believes the original Knights Templar thought it was a genuine artefact from Christ's crucifixion.

They occupied Jerusalem during the Crusades a thousand years after Christ, and claimed to be guardians of the Holy Grail, the cross and other relics. The Da Vinci Code portrays them as a modern secret society.


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: christianity; crucifixion; davincicode; freemasons; godsgravesglyphs; knightstemplar; masons; pravdamedia; relics

1 posted on 03/02/2010 9:53:59 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

wow


2 posted on 03/02/2010 9:56:06 AM PST by woofie
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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3 posted on 03/02/2010 9:58:40 AM PST by Sax
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The talking point is that “The Da Vinci Code” is merely a work of fiction yet to include a reference to it in the opening sentence reveals that some in the media are still interested enough in propagating the antiChristian myth.
4 posted on 03/02/2010 10:02:12 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Wow... I find nails all the time.


5 posted on 03/02/2010 10:03:12 AM PST by stormer
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To: Sax

Did they check for DNA?


6 posted on 03/02/2010 10:04:15 AM PST by BARLF
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A nail? This is newsworthy? Call me when you find something really important, like a broken sandal, or a chicken bone.
7 posted on 03/02/2010 10:05:05 AM PST by Anti-Utopian ("Come, let's away to prison; We two alone will sing like birds I' th' cage." -King Lear [V,iii,6-8])
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To: Sax

Thanks for the pic.


8 posted on 03/02/2010 10:05:29 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY (Live Free Or Die)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Cool.


9 posted on 03/02/2010 10:06:14 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: uglybiker

Ping.


10 posted on 03/02/2010 10:06:56 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Interesting. Thanks.


11 posted on 03/02/2010 10:09:19 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Help support a sustainable America for tomorrow. Go green by recycling Congress.)
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To: Sax

That must have hurt.


12 posted on 03/02/2010 10:09:48 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Roman-period Crucifixion Nail


13 posted on 03/02/2010 10:11:41 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Perhaps it is?
14 posted on 03/02/2010 10:13:23 AM PST by ANGGAPO (Leyte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Romans crucified thousands in those centuries. Does it have the name of Yeshua on it?


15 posted on 03/02/2010 10:25:11 AM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Dallas59
The Romans crucified thousands in those centuries. Does it have the name of Yeshua on it?

Did you read the article?
16 posted on 03/02/2010 10:28:26 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ahh, relics. Now that was the business to get into during the middle ages.


17 posted on 03/02/2010 10:33:29 AM PST by scan59 (Markets always regulate better than government can.)
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To: aruanan

Yes and it’s in the same category as the the Shroud of Turin..interesting and hopefully no one will worship it.


18 posted on 03/02/2010 10:36:52 AM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bully for the nail but I’d be more interested in seeing a pic of the swords.


19 posted on 03/02/2010 10:41:11 AM PST by phredo53 (Caution: This post does not comply with White House standards.)
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To: scan59

I went to see a relic and all I got was this amazing architecture!


20 posted on 03/02/2010 10:59:40 AM PST by Skenderbej (No muhammadan practices his religion peacefully.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Or, perhaps to place it for a populace that has no other frame of reference for the item.

you = half empty
me = half full

just a thought.


21 posted on 03/02/2010 11:41:12 AM PST by dmz
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To: dmz; a fool in paradise

If you notice, those kind of cultural references always serve the left, it is how they create a cultural memory and rewrite history.

It is how they created a fake history for J Edgar Hoover, or JFK or Republican Presidents.

Watergate lives and is kept fresh in the memory of America, but the Clinton impeachment was never hammered into the national consciousness and has been allowed to fade even from the memory of people that witnessed it.


22 posted on 03/02/2010 1:05:11 PM PST by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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...hidden by the same knights who featured in The Da Vinci Code has been found in a dig. The four-inch Roman relic, stored in an ornate box, was uncovered by archaeologists working at a fort thought to have been a former Knights Templar stronghold. It was buried with three skeletons and three swords, including one with the religious order's cross on its blade, on the tiny island of Ilheu de Pontinha, off Madeira.
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23 posted on 03/02/2010 3:47:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: scan59
Ahh, relics. Now that was the business to get into during the middle ages.

The funniest satire I ever read was by Mark Twain in his two books "Innocents Abroad" and "A Tramp Abroad". To paraphrase, he said after touring Europe that he had seen enough nails to fill a keg, enough splinters to reconstruct the true cross and enough bones of Peter to reconstruct the saint.

24 posted on 03/02/2010 4:02:21 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That nails down that period of time to the first century.


25 posted on 03/02/2010 6:43:08 PM PST by Redcitizen (Armed sheep employ grazing fire.)
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To: TexasRepublic
The funniest satire I ever read was by Mark Twain in his two books "Innocents Abroad" and "A Tramp Abroad". To paraphrase, he said after touring Europe that he had seen enough nails to fill a keg, enough splinters to reconstruct the true cross and enough bones of Peter to reconstruct the saint.

That is hilarious and fitting too.

26 posted on 03/07/2010 12:17:11 AM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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