Ossuaries and the Burials of Jesus and James
Sponsored by Cleveland Archaeological Society
AIA Society: 
Cleveland
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Location:
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval
Cleveland, OH 44106
United States

Lecture by Dr. Jodi Magness (University of North Carolina) in the Murch Auditorium of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (1 Wade Oval, Cleveland, OH 44106) at 7:30 pm.  Lecture is free and open to the public.  Reception follows lecture.

 

Abstract:

How did the Jews of Jerusalem dispose of their dead in the time of Jesus? In this slide-illustrated lecture, we consider the Gospel accounts of Jesus' death and burial in light of archaeological evidence, ending with a discussion of the so-called "Talpiyot tomb" (recently claimed to be the tomb of Jesus and his family) and the "James ossuary" (a stone box claimed to contain the remains of James the Just, the brother of Jesus).

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