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Nope...just organic material associated with it.
Originally posted by skycowboy
(can you carbon date lead?:puz
Matthew, son of Alphaeus, was a tax collector when the Lord saw him in Capernaum and said, “‘Follow Me.’ And he arose, and followed Him (Matthew 9:9)
Matthew baptized the wife and the son of the prince of Ethiopia, at which the prince became greatly enraged and dispatched a guard to bring Matthew to him for trial. The soldiers returned to the prince saying that they had heard Matthew’s voice, but could not see him with their eyes. The prince then sent a second guard. When this guard approached the apostle, he shone with a heavenly light so powerful that the soldiers could not look at him; filled with fear, they threw down their weapons and returned. The prince then went himself. Matthew radiated such light that the prince was instantly blinded. However, the holy apostle had a compassionate heart; he prayed to God, and the prince was given back his sight. Unfortunately, he saw only with physical eyes and not spiritual eyes. He arrested Matthew and subjected him to cruel tortures. Twice, a large fire was lighted on his chest, but the power of God preserved him alive and unharmed. Then the apostle prayed to God and gave up his spirit.
The prince commanded that the martyr’s body be placed in a lead coffin and thrown into the sea. The saint appeared to Bishop Plato and told him where the coffin bearing his body could be found. The bishop retrieved the coffin with Matthew’s body from the sea. Witnessing this new miracle, the prince was baptized and received the name Matthew.
The Princes in the Tower?
In 1789, work was carried out to the paving in St George’s Chapel. Workmen had noticed that it had sunk in the north quire aisle, and during repair work, they came upon the entrance to the burial vault of Edward IV. Within the vault, they found a lead coffin, with the remains of a wooden coffin on top – the coffins of Edward IV and his wife, Elizabeth Woodville. They also found two further coffins which they believed to contain the bodies of George, Duke of Bedford, 3rd son of Edward IV who died aged around 2 in 1479, and Mary, 5th daughter of Edward IV, who died aged 14 in 1482. Both were known to have been buried in Windsor. The workmen did not investigate the vault further, and a slab marking the graves was put in the paving above the vault.
St. Mary's City, Maryland - Lead Coffins
Back in 1992, Historic St. Mary's City conducted an investigation of three lead coffins buried within the remains of a 1660s chapel. The coffins were opened one by one, smallest to the largest, but the best information came from the woman found in the middle coffin. An exhibit at the museum includes a reconstruction of the woman's face (Anne Wolseley Calvert) done from her skull. The outdoor museum is located in Southern Maryland (land of the fiddle and the flask, or at least a lot of crabs and 10-ounce Budweisers), near where the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River come together. [Karin Stanford, 06/30/1997]
Originally posted by cookiemonster32
I remember seeing a while back that archeologists had unearthed a 1000 pound lead coffin wrapped up like a burrito they were going to find out what was inside that was so important to encase it in so much lead and then I have heard nothing more about this I was wondering if anybody else had any more info on this find cheers www.livescience.com...
Originally posted by moonsighter
reply to post by cookiemonster32
It must not have had anything of great interest in it because the article is 2 years old and there is nothing in the news since. Maybe is was someone who died from a disease.