From the September, 2005 issue of Touchstone
New Manuscript Discovery Shakes Christianity to the Core by Christopher Bailey

New Manuscript Discovery Shakes Christianity to the Core

Christopher Bailey on a Third-Century Find That Could Challenge Even The Da Vinci Code

The ruins of ancient Colocyntopolis (near modern al-q’Kh) went largely unnoticed until last year, when an itinerant spoon-sharpener fell through a hole in the ground and found himself in a third-century chamber or apartment, its furnishings preserved to a remarkable degree by the desert climate.

Since then, excavations made under the auspices of the Weekly World News have turned up a large number of fascinating objects. But of all the artifacts, none drew m . . .


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