Catholic News Agency: ‘Lost Tomb of Jesus’ documentary claims unfounded, hype, archeologist says
NEW YORK (CNA) – An Israeli archeologist says a new documentary film, which claims that a burial cave uncovered 27 years ago in Talpiot, Jerusalem, is the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth and his family, is just hype.
BURIAL BOX FOUND DURING EXCAVATIONS IN JERUSALEM – The burial box, found during excavations in Jerusalem, will be one of the artifacts that will be featured in a soon-to-be-released Discovery Channel documentary. “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” suggests that several ancient burial boxes excavated 27 years ago in Jerusalem contained the remains of Jesus and his family. Israeli archaeologist Amos Kloner, who oversaw work at the tomb, has refuted the claims. (CNS/Israel Antiquities Authority via Reuters)
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