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