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The Jesus Family Tomb: The Discovery, the Investigation, and the Evidence That Could Change History
Simcha Jacobovici and Charles Pellegrino

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Format: Hardcover, 240pp.
ISBN: 9780061192029
Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco
Pub. Date: February 27, 2007

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In 1980, workers at a Jerusalem construction site accidentally uncovered a cache of bone boxes from early Christian times. When reports about the crypt discovery leaked out 16 years later, the London Sunday Times headlined the story as "The Tomb That Dare Not Speak Its Name." Now the full story will be told. In 2005, documentary filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici obtained permission to break through the apartment floor and reenter the tomb. Part archaeological detective story and part early Christian history, The Jesus Family Tomb is a narrative as riveting as any novel.


"This discovery is potentially the last nail in the coffin of biblical literalism"
—John Dominic Crossan, author of God & Empire


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Simcha Jacobovici’s numerous awards include a Gold Medal from the International Documentary Festival of Nyon, a certificate of Special Merit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, a Genie Award, three U.S. Cable Ace Awards, two Gemini Awards, an Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University Award, as well as the 1996 and 1997 U.S. Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Investigative Journalism".
Charles R. Pellegrino is a world renowned polymath and author of several books relating to archaeology, including Return to Sodom and Gomorrah, Ghosts of the Titanic, Unearthing Atlantis, Ghosts of Vesuvius and the New York Times best seller Her Name, Titanic, which became a basis for James Cameron’s film Titanic. He has authored eighteen books of fiction and nonfiction all together. Charles Pellegrino has been known to work simultaneously in entomology, forensic physics, paleogenetics, preliminary design of advanced rocket systems, astrobiology, and marine archaeology. His dinosaur-cloning formula inspired Michael Crichton's bestselling novel Jurassic Park.

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