Monday, April 09, 2012

Tomb exploration reveals first archaeological evidence of Christianity from the time of Jesus

http://archaeologyexcavations.blogspot.com/2012/02/tomb-exploration-reveals-first.html

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 in its mouth, interpreted by the archaeology excavation team to be an image evoking the biblical story of Jonah.