Professor Gülgün Köroglu claims to find piece of the cross of Jesus


 Archaeologists conducting excavations at the site of an ancient church in Turkey believe they may have found a relic of the cross of Jesus.

The relic was discovered inside a stone chest, unearthed from the ruins of Balatlar Church, a seventh-century building in Sinop, Turkey, situated on the shores of the Black Sea. The church also has frescoes on its walls depicting Jesus, Mary and the Apostles.

“We have found a holy thing in a chest. It is a piece of a cross, and we think it was [part of the cross on which Jesus was crucified]. This stone chest is very important to us. It has a history and is the most important artifact we have unearthed so far,” said the head of the excavations, Professor Gülgün Köroglu.

“During the excavations, we have seen many things that we didn’t know about before. Sinop has gained a very good ancient site that we will show visitors,” Köroglu said, adding that they had discovered the skeletons of over 1,000 people during the four years of excavations.

The chest has been taken to a laboratory for further study, and the works are continuing.

The cross upon which Jesus was crucified has been the object of much religious interest, as well as some controversy. Numerous churches around the world claim to possess a small relic of the wooden cross, but the authenticity of the relics is doubted by some critics.

Protestant theologian John Calvin, a famed 16th-century skeptic of religious relics like the so-called "true cross," once remarked that "if all the pieces that could be found were collected together, they would make a big ship-load."

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banco site profile image  

8/7/13 8:36 PM by banco

So you're saying Greek Orthodox believers are really dumb?

Entreri site profile image  

8/7/13 7:08 PM by Entreri

I hope they find Thor's Hammer!

Stronghold site profile image  

8/7/13 6:18 PM by Stronghold

Call me when they find all of the cross. I am an all or nothing kind of cross guy.

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8/7/13 7:15 AM by angryinch

It is a fact that you don't know what the word "fact" means. 

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8/7/13 6:46 AM by David@accu

  Like we said, its not a fact. It doesn't matter if this thread was on the OG or not. It's not a historical fact and it never has been. Christians would like it to be and they talk as if its the case but as I sit here and type this, there is absolutely no evidence of a Jesus existing, outside of the bible.

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8/6/13 2:25 AM by Fryedtakyama owns me, it's normal

Like I said I forgot I was on the og, you guys can carry on with your non sense :)

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8/6/13 1:26 AM by Judge Mental

Have they found out he wasn't "really" the son of god yet?

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8/6/13 1:06 AM by roxa star

Which records?

AngryFoamy site profile image  

8/5/13 11:41 PM by AngryFoamy

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History references that we know about Jesus also due to the great records the Romans kept. Just sayin'

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8/5/13 5:26 PM by sparkuri

Guess we need video proof of Jesus' existence now with concurrent biological proof that no one had the mental capacity or technology to photo/video shop him.