Finding of Jesus' Tomb a Farce, Say Scholars

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JERUSALEM, FEB. 27, 2007 (Zenit.org).- The heralded discovery of Jesus' tomb is a phenomenon "between invented archaeology, advertising and sales," says a research center.



The Studium Biblicum Franciscanum of Jerusalem gave this assessment of James Cameron's documentary "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," produced in collaboration with Simcha Jacobovici.

The documentary is set to premiere on the Discovery Channel this Sunday. It asserts that Jesus' burial site has been found and that it suggests he was married to Mary Magdalene and had a son.

The research center added: "We anxiously await, goodness knows when, the sale which will take place of these 'most precious' relics in who knows what auction house."