Scientist claims he has ‘unequivocal evidence’ of where Jesus was buried


Scientist claims he has 'unequivocal evidence' of where Jesus was buried
The Talpiot Tomb (Picture: Professor Amos Kloner, Courtesy of Israel Antiquities Authority via Getty Images)

Nearly a thousand years after his death people are still arguing over the final resting place of Jesus Christ (and his teachings, but that’s another issue).

However a geologist is now claiming he has found ‘virtually unequivocal evidence’ that Jesus’s body was left in a tomb in east Jerusalem.

The Talpiot Tomb, a burial site discovered in 1980, is often believed to be where Jesus’ body was left after his death due to the writing ‘Yeshua bar Yehosef’ (‘Jesus, son of Joseph’) found written in the tomb.

While scholars have debated this theory for many years, Dr Aryeh Shimron claims to have carried out tests which ‘prove’ the tomb is in fact the resting place of Jesus.

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UNDATED FILE IMAGE:  This image from the Biblical Archaeology Society shows a first century A.D. burial box with an Aramaic inscription that reads "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus." Archeologists say this box possibly held the remains of James the brother Jesus of Nazareth. Aramaic was the language spoken by Jesus. The box known as an "ossuary" dates to 63 A.D the period in which Jesus lived. Jews during this period commonly used boxes of this type to hold the bones of their deceased. A man who wishes to remain anonymous purchased the box 15 years ago from an antiques dealer for about $500. The identity of the box however, was not discovered until he recently had the Aramaic inscription translated. (Photo by the Biblical Archaeology Society of Washington, D.C./Getty Images)
The burial box, or ossuary, with an Aramaic inscription that reads ‘James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus’ (Picture: Biblical Archaeology Society of Washington, D.C./Getty Images)

He  said: ‘The evidence is beyond what I expected. I think I’ve got really powerful, virtually unequivocal evidence that the James ossuary spent most of its lifetime, or death time, in the Talpiot Tomb.’

An ‘ossuary’ is a box placed in a tomb, and the one in question is the ossuary that had Jesus’ name inscribed on it.

While Dr Shimon is confident about his geochemical tests carried out in the tomb, he has many people to convince, and it is likely his claims will do little more than stoke the flames of a centuries old debate.

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7 April 2015 | 6:12 pm – Source:


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