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On December 23, 1950, in his pre-Christmas broadcast on radio, Pope Pius XII announced the discovery of St. Peter's tomb far below the high altar of St. Peter's basilica in the Vatican. This was the culmination of 10 years of archaeological research under the crypt of the basilica, carried out by two Jesuit archaeologists and their colleagues. Monsignor Ludwig Kaas, the administrator of St. Peter's, had overall authority over the project and reported about it directly to the Pope himself.
Originally posted by Zipdot
Are we talking about St. Peter, the first pope? Excuse my ignorance if we're not. They indeed found what they believe to be his remains in the Vatican. The bones they found are those of man of the age and height that Peter was believed to be.
Originally posted by Nygdan
I don't think it was ever confirmed as belonging to Gilgamesh himself, who may never have even existed, but rather its from a sensible time period for it an of a reasonable 'extravagence; no?
The most surprising thing was that we found structures already described by Gilgamesh," Mr Fassbinder stated.
Iraq has long been the site of some of the most important historical finds
"We covered more than 100 hectares. We have found garden structures and field structures as described in the epic, and we found Babylonian houses."
But he said the most astonishing find was an incredibly sophisticated system of canals.