Pope Benedict XVI recently announced that bone fragments found in a newly discovered white sarcophagus located under the Basilica of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls in Rome, may have belonged to Paul the Apostle, who was the primary mover behind the early Christian church. Carbon dating tests say the bones, found with some incense grains and cloth, date back to the first or second century, which would be consistent with the time that Paul would have lived and died.
I have always been fascinated with archaeology and forensic science, and this news that marries the two just excites me no end. Many people think the Bible is largely a fictional account, and this evidence is an excellent reminder that the Christian life is still very much situated in the real world. Kakatuwa.