But the painting is from much later, dating from between the sixth and seventh century A. To get to the underground chamber, Padró’s team removed over 45 tons of stones.Finally, the archaeologists reached a rectangular crypt measuring about 26 feet long and 12 feet deep.Another finely decorated ossuary contained an intriguing four-word Greek inscription. ” “We are dealing here with a family or clan that is bold enough to write out the holy name of God in a tomb, with a declaration about ‘raising up’ or resurrection — something totally unparalleled in any of the 900 tombs from the period known in Jerusalem,” wrote Tabor.There are several ways to read the inscription, but according to Tabor, almost all of them have to do with resurrection, some linking directly to Jesus. According to Tabor, the family buried in the tomb was undoubtedly Jewish.Located beneath a modern condominium complex less than two miles south of the Old City of Jerusalem, this first-century burial, now named “patio tomb,” is only 200 feet away from a second tomb, dubbed the “Jesus Family Tomb.” Lying beneath a garden area in the same condominium complex, the burial was discovered in 1980.
“The object of our investigation was to determine whether the ‘patio tomb,’ still intact, might contain names or other evidence that would provide for us further data that might conceivably shed light on the adjacent ‘garden tomb’ with its intriguing cluster of names,” James D.
Spanish archaeologists have discovered what may be one of the earliest depictions of Jesus in an ancient Egyptian tomb.
Painted on the walls of a mysterious underground stone structure in the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus, about 100 miles south of Cairo, the image shows a young man with curly hair and dressed in a short tunic.“He raises his hand as if making a blessing,” said Egyptologist Josep Padró, who has spent over 20 years excavating sites in the area.
In 2010, Tabor and Jacobovici entered the sealed tomb without actually opening it.
They had obtained a license from the Israel Antiquities Authority to explore it through a minimally invasive procedure.
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