Archaeology Minefields

Archaeology in the Holy Land of Israel is a science that must be sensitive to issues of faith. Catholics and Protestants, for example, still disagree on the exact site of Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection.

This is why archaeologists and the religious world alike were so taken aback when Academy Award filmmaker James Cameron made an astounding claim in the 2007 documentary “THE LOST TOMB OF JESUS”: His team presented bone boxes which they say contained the remains of Jesus Christ, his wife Mary Magdalene and their child Judah.

The film sparked worldwide controversy. Christian activists branded the film as a Dan Brown wannabee, an attempt to make truth out of his record best-selling novel “The Da Vinci code.”

This investigative documentary explores the film’s highly controversial claims to one of the most significant archeological finds in history. Examining intricate material and interviewing first class archeologists on the authenticity of the DNA, ossuaries, and bones in the tomb, we see how the very source of Christianity has been put under the microscope.

Who was Jesus Christ, where did he live, does he exist in the archaeological world?

We find out more in Archaeology Minefields.


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Martin Himel is a Television director, producer and senior correspondent. Through his two production companies – Elsash Productions Ltd. and Vigilance Productions Inc. he has produced major television series, ground-breaking documentaries and news coverage for major American, Canadian and European broadcasters…