Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Jesus Tomb

— New scientific evidence, including DNA analysis conducted at one of
the world's foremost molecular genetics laboratories, as well as
studies by leading scholars, suggests a 2,000-year-old Jerusalem tomb
could have once held the remains of Jesus of Nazareth and his family.

The findings also suggest that Jesus and Mary Magdalene might have
produced a son named Judah.

The DNA findings, alongside statistical conclusions made about the
artifacts — originally excavated in 1980 — open a potentially
significant chapter in Biblical archaeological history.

A documentary presenting the evidence, "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," will
premiere on the Discovery Channel on March 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The
documentary comes from executive producer James Cameron and director
Simcha Jacobovici.

Discovery has set up a special Web site,, to
provide related in-depth information and to allow viewers to come to
their own conclusions about the entire matter.

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