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Posted on 02/23/2007 10:54:39 AM PST by John Philoponus
Jesus burial site found - film claims
New film documents discovery of Jerusalem cave containing ten caskets believed to hold remains of Jesus, Mary, Mary Magdalene and others
Ariella Ringel-Hoffman Published: 02.23.07, 10:26 / Israel Culture
The cave in which Jesus Christ was buried has been found in Jerusalem, claim the makers of a new documentary film.
If it proves true, the discovery, which will be revealed at a press conference in New York Monday, could shake up the Christian world as one of the most significant archeological finds in history.
The coffins which, according to the filmmakers held the remains of Jesus of Nazareth, his mother Mary and Mary Magdalene will be displayed for the first timeon Monday in New York.
Jointly produced by Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici and Oscar winning director James Cameron, the film tells the exciting and tortuous story of the archeological discovery.
The story starts in 1980 in Jerusalems Talpiyot neighborhood, with the discovery of a 2,000 year old cave containing ten coffins. Six of the ten coffins were carved with inscriptions reading the names: Jesua son of Joseph, Mary, Mary, Matthew, Jofa (Joseph, identified as Jesus brother), Judah son of Jesua (Jesus son - the filmmakers claim).
Decades of research
The findings in the cave, including the decipherment of the inscriptions, were first revealed about ten years ago by internationally renowned Israeli archeologist Professor Amos Kloner.
Since their discovery, the caskets were kept in the Israeli Antiquities Authority archive in Beit Shemesh, but now two have been sent to New York for their first public exhibition.
Although the cave was discovered nearly 30 years ago and the casket inscriptions decoded ten years ago, the filmmakers are the first to establish that the cave was in fact the burial site of Jesus and his family.
The film, which documents the stages of the discovery, is the result of three years labor and research. It will be broadcast on the international Discovery Channel, Britain's Channel 4, Canadas Vision and Israels Channel 8, which also took part in the film's production.
According to the filmmakers, the films claim is based on close work with world-famous scientists, archeologists, statisticians, DNA specialists and antiquities experts.
>> If it proves true, the discovery, which will be revealed at a press conference in New York Monday, could shake up the Christian world as one of the most significant archeological finds in history. <<
If Shiite-radical coral polyps build a spaceship so they can mine Pluto for Froot Loops for their annual Bob Hope look-alike contest, it might also shake up the Christian world.
>> The seventh casket said "Floyd" but the historians figured it must have been a typo. <<
I dunno. I had a friend who thought David Gilmore (of "Pink Floyd") was God.
Here lies Jesus, Mary, Mary, Matthew, Jofa, Juda, and the guy who died in George W. Bush's place in VietNam.
If there's a "whacko conspiracy pinglist" out there, I want to be on it!
I here you there my brother, they said in the article the cave has been know for 30 years and have been decifering the inscriptions for ten? give me a break! And now they are gonna propagandise this rubbish just like evolutionists! Why havent they let everyone see this "so called" evidence long before now and they have been hiding it in Israeli athourty? I smell absolute fraud in the making!!!!
How could it take ten years to figure the inscriptions out thats ridiculous!
You can always tell when Easter is getting near. The 'Jesus was only a man and didn't rise from the dead' crowd comes out of the woodwork.
That's been the "M.O." for as long as I can remember.
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