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Archaeology news: Ancient inscription pinpoints site where Jesus was crucified – claim

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The church is believed to encompass the site of Christ’s crucifixion and burial, although the latter is contested by some Protestant denominations.

Tom Meyer, a professor of Bible studies at Shasta Bible College and Graduate School in California, US, has now told Express.co.uk how a 1,700-year-old inscription and image of a Roman-era pilgrim ship found within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre could pinpoint the site of the crucifixion.

He said: “In 1975 the late Dr Magen Broshi, a leading archaeologist and Dead Sea Scrolls expert, was given the rare opportunity to lead a team of archaeologists to supervise clearance work at the eastern extremity of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the probable location of where Jesus was crucified and resurrected.

“Even though the area Dr Broshi was granted access to was extremely limited, about 90 square feet, what he unearthed has underlined the likelihood that the Church of the Holy Sepulcher was indeed the actual place of Jesus’s crucifixion.



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