An archaeologist overseeing a dig at Balatlar Church in Turkey’s Sinop Province claims her team has discovered a 1,350-year-old stone chest containing “a piece of a cross” and which she believes possibly came from the one on which Jesus was crucified as recorded in the Gospels.
“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],” Gulgun Koroglu, head of the years-long excavation at the site, told reporters. “This stone chest is very important to us. It has a history and is the most important artifact we have unearthed so far.”
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