Thursday, December 7, 2006

The Stones Will Cry Out!

Recently, Vatican archaeologists have completed the excavation at Rome's second largest basilica which unearthed a sarcophagus. The tomb dating back to 390 AD is believed to hold the remains of the Apostle Paul. Excavation began in 2002 and finished only recently WorldNetDaily.

A second excavation, under the main altar of the basilica, brought the Vatican team to the sarcophagus, which was located on what would have been ground level for the original 4th-century building. Under the altar was a marble plaque was still visible, dating back to the 4th century, and bearing the inscription: "Apostle Paul, martyr." Filippi remarks that surprisingly, "Nobody ever thought to look behind that plaque." When the Vatican team looked, they found the sarcophagus Christianity Today.

"Our objective was to bring the remains of the tomb back to light for devotional reasons, so that it could be venerated and be visible," said Giorgio Filippi, the Vatican archaeologist.

Is this called prophet veneration?

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