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Tomb find: Remains identified as possible contemporary of Jesus

Tomb find: Remains identified as possible contemporary of Jesus
trefwoorden: Israel - Jerusalem - graf - 1e eeuw
A discovery that started when North Carolina college students happened on a violated tomb below Jerusalem's Mount Zion has shed light on the burial of a possible contemporary of Jesus.
The group of student volunteers led by Professor James Tabor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte three years ago discovered a recently robbed tomb that yielded the shroud-wrapped skeletal remains of an affluent member of the old city.
"It was only just by chance that this discovery was made," said Shimon Gibson, a senior fellow at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem.

Lees verder bij: Journal Now (17 november 2003)