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Parts of St. John the Baptist's relics discoverd

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posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 03:52 AM
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Parts of St. John the Baptist's relics discoverd


www.novinite.com

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
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posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 03:52 AM
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the story continues with the opening of the urn :

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There were two peasant surprises after the opening of the reliquary on St. Ivan Island, says prominent historian Bozhidar Dimitrov, Minister without portfolio in charge of the Bulgarian Diaspora abroad, in a commentary for FOCUS News Agency.
Dimitrov was one of the first archaeologists to study the St. Ivan Island.
Bozhidar Dimitrov took part in the opening of the reliquary at the Museum of History in the coastal city of Sozopol.
“There are two reliquaries and one of them is not made of marble, as we thought, but of alabaster – which is more expensive material. We found the relics of St. John the Baptist – exactly what archaeologists expected. They expected either fingers of one of his hands or part of his scull. It has been confirmed that these are parts of his skeleton. Probably, in the past someone from the Constantinople Patriarchate has donated some relics of the saint, who is still kept in Istanbul,” Dimitrov said.

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posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 06:17 AM
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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...



posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 06:40 AM
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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...


With the idiocy of the post Roman years, nothing would surprise me. Most often relics and locations were invented. Grandiose rationales were used to justify the declaration of a site or a relic as being related to biblical stories.

I have low expectations, and do not expect to be disappointed.



posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 01:08 PM
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Finally I found picture of the urn :

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But still don't know whether this will prove to be true or just another misinterpretation of the archaeologists, another "Great Misunderstanding"
Time will show..

Best Regards


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posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 01:15 PM
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pretty cool news. i have a sudden urge to dance though...



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 07:34 AM
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It appears they have now claimed to find the remains of John The Batist.

religion.blogs.cnn.com...



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 12:52 AM
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Another cover-up conspiracy by the MSM.




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