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2008-12-11 08:40:00

Franciscan archaeologists digging in the biblical town of Magdala in present-day Israel say they have uncovered vials of perfume similar to those used by Mary Magdalene, the woman believed to have washed the feet of Jesus. The group Studium Biblicum Franciscanum conducted the dig, in which scientists uncovered the perfumed ointments intact at the bottom of a dirt-filled swimming pool.  They were found alongside other hair and make-up objects, lead archaeologist Father Stefano de Luca...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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