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    Wednesday, December 16, 2009

    Burial Cloth Found from Jesus' Era

    Just Caught this on the BBC website:
    A team of archaeologists and scientists says it has, for the first time, found pieces of a burial shroud from the time of Jesus in a tomb in Jerusalem.

    The researchers, from Hebrew University and institutions in Canada and the US, said the shroud was very different from the controversial Turin Shroud.
    It is of course being reported as disproving the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, though that seems like a bit of a leap. I have various questions about the srouds authenticity, but this find disproves very little. After all, it'ssurely possible that more than one type of burial cloth was in use in first century Judea.

    Incidentally other news outlets are tackling this story from a different angle. For exmaple, The Jeruslem Post is focussing on the fact that this is the earliest discovered case of leprosy.

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