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 Perfume vials from Christ’s era unearthed

[b]Perfume vials from Christ’s era unearthed[/b]

A team of Franciscan archaeologists digging in the biblical town of Magdala in what is now Israel say they have unearthed vials of perfume similar to those that may have been used by the woman said to have washed Jesus' feet.

The perfumed ointments were found intact at the bottom of a mud-filled swimming pool, alongside hair and make-up objects, the director of the dig conducted by the group Studium Biblicum Franciscanum told the religious website.

"If chemical analyses confirm it, these could be perfumes and creams similar to those that Mary Magdalene or the sinner cited in the Gospel used to anoint Christ's feet," Father Stefano de Luca, the lead archaeologist, told the website. ...

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SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2008/12/11 15:09Profile

 Re: Perfume vials from Christ’s era unearthed

While I am not a fan of the RCC's "relic" obsession, I do find these kind of archeological discoveries fascinating.


 2008/12/11 15:35

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I would agree with Krispy. It is always exciting to wonder if something like this is really what they think it is.

But, as everything, it shall perish.

Ben Fuehrer

 2008/12/11 16:14Profile

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