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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.
"Where is your god now???"
Wonder when they'll find the smelly remains of Mohammed, warlord.
"Jesus Burial Site Found -- film claims"
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Someone else read "A Skeleton in God's Closet", a novel by Paul L. Maier, I see.
The seventh casket said "Floyd" but the historians figured it must have been a typo.
Some people will believe anything.
Has Geraldo been notified?
Mods, I'm sorry. I swear, I even used the search feature and found nothing that's the only reason I posted this. Sorry again.
Well there was a woman's remains found. What would Greta do?
Those sneaky Hollywood types... They even arranged for these coffins to be found years before the book was written, so they can deny planting the evidence!
Let me guess: The DNA specialists claimed have matched DNA from the burial site to that of a known descendant of Jesus. Right?
if holocaust denial is ilegal why the hell isn't rssurection denial ilegal too????
forgeries run amok in the holy land
Jesus burial site found - film claims
http://www.ynetnews.com | 2/23/07 | Ariella Ringel-Hoffman
Posted on 02/23/2007 8:50:36 AM EST by Rb ver. 2.0
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Coffins? They found stone coffins that supposedly contained the remains of poor peasants in an economically depressed corner of the Roman Empire?
Does anyone realize how expensive it was to be interred in a stone coffin? In that time and place, people (who could afford it) placed dead bodies in caves until they decomposed. A year later, the bones were collected and burined in a small bone-box called an ossuary. Poor Jewish peasants were not buried in stone sarcophogi.
The inscriptions seem a bit thin for evidence to positively identify the individuals.
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