Thursday, August 5, 2010

In Bulgaria, scientists test possible remains of John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist
Some archaeologists in Bulgaria believe they have unearthed what might be the remains of John the Baptist.

Reportedly, the earthly remains of what could be the saint were found near the city of Sozopol. The discovery occurred while scientists were investigating Sv. Ivan (St. John) Island. Currently, tests are ongoing to determine if the remains of are authentic.

Bulgaria's cultural minister, Vezhdi Rashidov, urged caution on the part of people in believing in the validity of the remains until tests have been concluded and the results revealed.

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