August 5, 2010
Written by olivia · Filed Under Science
2 Responses to “Bones of John the Baptist Have Been Found? The Finders Think So”
In the Byzantine period every church had to have relics of either Jesus or a saint. It became a profitable industry as tons of wood slivers became pieces of the “true cross.” The bones of John the Baptist were the most desired and tons of them exist including the head of the Baptist which is kept in at least 6 locations including the Church of San Silvestro in Capite in Rome and now in Bulgaria. It is a near certainty that these skull fragments do not belong to John the Baptist. At the time these relics were placed under this altar, thousands of pilgrims were returning to Europe with relics purchased from hawkers on the streets of Jerusalem, Nazareth and Bethlehem. There are enough thorns from the crown of thorns to cover an acre. The idea was to have an object on which to focus devotion and it matter not if it was genuine.
they would need to do tests on how old the skull is and rather its a girl or boy to even coming close to no if its the real deal
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