Friday, February 23, 2007


According to a new documentary the family burial site of Jesus has been discovered:
The cave in which Jesus 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 time on 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 Jerusalem?s 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).

Color Theosebes skeptical.


Jeff @ said...

Interesting, mostly in that (a) it seems Jesus' family didn't live in Jerusalem but in Galilee, and (b) Jesus was buried in Joseph of Arimathea's tomb.

But, hey, why let that get in the way of trying to make a fast buck of the "DaVinci Code" crowd? :)

Chuck Anziulewicz said...

Color me skeptical also. Everyone knows that the mummified body of Christ is kept in a secret vault beneath the Vatican.