Monday, April 4, 2011

First portrait of Jesus?

70 books, each with between five and 15 cast lead pages bound by lead rings, were found in a cave in a remote village in Jordan overlooking the Sea of Galilee. One of the lead booklet, slightly smaller than a credit card, had a portrait of Jesus.

Bible historians are investigating whether the picture, which can still just about be seen to depict a man wearing a crown of thorns, was created in Jesus’s lifetime by those who knew him.

It's hard to tell what Jesus looked like from the booklet.

But it would be really funny if in future, we find out that Jesus doesn't look like what we've always thought he would look like. :P


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