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Biblical clue found on ancient shrine

Biblical clue found on ancient shrine
trefwoorden: Jeruzalem - Byzantijnse periode - grafmonument - 'Simon'
A barely legible clue - the name "Simon" carved in Greek letters - beckoned from high up on the weather-beaten facade of an ancient burial monument.
Their curiosity piqued, two Jerusalem scholars uncovered six previously invisible lines of inscription: a Gospel verse -- Luke 2:25.
Archaeological finds confirming biblical narrative or referring to figures from the Bible are rare, and this is believed to be the first discovery of a New Testament verse carved onto an ancient Holy Land shrine, said inscriptions expert Emile Puech, who deciphered the writing.

Lees verder bij: CNN (20 november 2003)