Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Paul is Dead
No, not McCartney. Paul/Saul of Tarsus. But you already knew that. What you might not have known is archaeologists think they may have found the body of Saint Paul.
A sarcophagus which may contain the remains of St. Paul was identified in the basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, reports Giorgio Filippi, an archeology specialist with the Vatican Museums. The sarcophagus was discovered during the excavations carried out in 2002 and 2003 around the basilica, which is located in the south of Rome. Having reached what they believe is a positive identification of the tomb, Vatican experts will soon make a public announcement of their discovery.(h/t Donald Sensing)