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Image of JesusEarly Image of Jesus Found in Egyptian Tomb

Image of JesusEarly Image of Jesus Found in Egyptian Tomb

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Spanish archaeologists have discovered what may be one of the earliest depictions of Jesus in an ancient Egyptian tomb.
Spanish archaeologists have discovered what may be one of the earliest depictions of Jesus in an ancient Egyptian tomb.

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Published by: Rob McConnell on May 01, 2014
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Early Image of Jesus Found in Egyptian Tomb
Spanish archaeologists have discovered what may be one of the earliest depictions of Jesus in anancient Egyptian tomb.Painted on the walls of a mysterious underground stone structure in the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus, about 100 miles south of Cairo, the image shows a young man with curly hair anddressed in a short tunic.
“He raises his hand as if making a blessing,” said Egyptologist Josep Padró, who has spent over 20
years excavating sites in the area.
What Did Jesus Look Like?
In this expedition, he led a team ofarchaeologists from the University of Barcelona, the CatalanEgyptology Society and the University of Montpellier.
“We could be dealing with a very early image of Jesus Christ,” Padró added.

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