February 26, 2007
Archaeologists and clergymen are criticizing a Discovery Channel documentary on the burial site of Jesus. Claims in the documentary produced by James Cameron contradict major Christian tenets.
According to the Discovery Channel, "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" argues that ten small caskets that were used to store
bones, discovered in a suburb of Jerusalem in 1980, may have
contained the bones of Jesus and his family.
A biblical scholar who was interviewed in the documentary, says
the film's hypothesis holds little weight, but Cameron said the evidence is based on sound statistics.
Christians believe Jesus' body spent three days at the site of
the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City. The
burial site identified in Cameron's documentary is nowhere near the
The documentary is scheduled to air next week