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Parts of St. John the Baptist's relics might have been discovered during archaeological excavations in Bulgaria's southern Black Sea town of Sozopol, report Bulgarian media.
Archaeologists investigating the Sv. Ivan (St. John) island off Sozopol have found an exquisite reliquary – a relic urn – built in the altar of an ancient church bearing the name of St. John the Baptist
The reliquary has the shape of a sarcophagus and is dated end of 4th - beginning of 5th c. AD. It was discovered by the team of Prof. Kazimir Popkonstantinov.
The church's name, as well as the fact that it h
Originally posted by dampnickers
Well, this will be an interesting find if it prooves to be John the Baptist. It might well be a good few years before we find out for sure though, because these things take time to verify and work out.
Although, lets hope that this isn't another of those fakes that turn up every so often, with grandiose claims of being more than they actually are...