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2012-04-19 20:08:48

Following the recent announcement of the discovery of the earliest known Christian imagery in the exploration of a sealed first century Jerusalem tomb, controversy predictably erupted, with numerous members of the community of biblical scholars offering alternate interpretations of the iconography and disputing the tomb's claimed Christian connections. Now, the exploration team has announced a previously unnoticed but highly specific detail that appears to confirm the original...

2012-02-29 04:05:09

The archaeological examination by robotic camera of an intact first century tomb in Jerusalem has revealed a set of limestone Jewish ossuaries or "bone boxes" that are engraved with a rare Greek inscription and a unique iconographic image that the scholars involved identify as distinctly Christian. The four-line Greek inscription on one ossuary refers to God "raising up" someone and a carved image found on an adjacent ossuary shows what appears to be a large fish with a human stick figure...

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2011-04-12 09:50:00

Twenty years ago, two ancient nails were discovered in a Jerusalem archaeological excavation and are believed to have been used to crucify Jesus, says filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici in his latest film, "The Nails of the Cross." "What we are bringing to the world is the best archaeological argument ever made that two of the nails from the crucifixion of Jesus have been found," he told Reuters. "Do I know 100% yes, these are them? I don't." According to the film, a number of ossuaries were found...

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2007-02-26 09:35:00

JERUSALEM -- Archaeologists and clergymen in the Holy Land derided claims in a new documentary produced by James Cameron that contradict major Christian tenets, but the Oscar-winning director said the evidence was based on sound statistics. "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," which the Discovery Channel will run on March 4, argues that 10 ancient ossuaries - small caskets used to store bones - discovered in a suburb of Jerusalem in 1980 may have contained the bones of Jesus and his family, according to...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.