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The Lost Tomb of Jesus on Google Maps

February 27, 2007 at 12:54 PM | by | Comments (0)

Update: The Israel Antiquities Authority is responsible for the Jesus Tomb and officials told the Jerusalem Post they would open it to tourists if city officials were in favor.

We have heard James Cameron has a bit of a God complex, so his newest documentary comes as no shock.

Executive Producer James Cameron and his crew claim to have found the Lost Tomb of Jesus and on March 4th Discovery is airing the documentary to prove it.

The documentary claims a 2000 year old in East Talpiot, just south of Jerusalem's Old City is The Burial Cave of Jesus. The tomb had been uncovered back in 1980, when TNT was detonated by a construction crew putting up a new apartment complex.

All leading epigraphers agree about the inscriptions. All archaeologists confirm the nature of the find. It comes down to a matter of statistics. A statistical study commissioned by the broadcasters (Discovery Channel/Vision Canada/C4 UK) concludes that the probability factor is 600 to 1 in favor of this tomb being the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth and his family.

Calothic church spokespeople aren't so sure:

To suggest they've found the remains defies belief. Obviously the findings would have to be subject to rigorous scrutiny by experts in the respective fields.

Want to go check it out for yourself? Well you will have to hop on a plane to Ben Gurion International Airport, then you can check with a few Jerusalem Tour Operators to see if they will take you to the tombs alleged location. If not, you can go to Google Maps and try to find the location on your own. We have given you the general location here. Good luck, and remember to report back.

Related Stories:
· Lost Tomb Of Jesus Location [Google Maps]
· The Lost Tomb of Jesus [Discovery]
· E. Talpiot residents adjust to possibility they're Jesus's neighbors [Jerusalem Post]

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