Stoopid politicians have now ordered all departments to do whatever is necessary in order to re-generate that lucrative tourism. What better way than the recent story about potential new evidence for verifying the existence of Noah's Ark and, even better, because it appeals to 1 billion "Christians," that possibly a piece of the TRUE CROSS has been discovered.
Yeah, right. But, never say I've a cynical eye (despite having two). Here's the story, darlings! From no less reliable source than THE MAIL ONLINE. Oh yeah! There is nothing quite like an English tabloid to throw baloney sausage at one (that's B.S. in long-hand for the dyslexic, ahem...) and, since they're still selling in-print newspapers these days and showing a profit, no less, they must be doing SOMETHING right...
Anyway, reading this article is nearly as good as reading a quote from Governor Scott (Scooter) Walker of the venerable state of Wisconsin, USA. Stay tuned. This silly ass tool may actually run as a candidate in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election - as a Republican. Bwwwwwaaahhhhaaaaa! Oh, I can hardly wait to see what the suck-me-off
Is this Jesus's true cross? Archaeologists in Turkey may have uncovered a relic from the crucifixion
- Relic was discovered in a stone chest on the site of a church in Sinop
- Legend claims parts of the cross were sent to religious leaders
Archaeologists in Turkey believe they have found a small piece of the cross used to crucify Jesus.
It was discovered in a stone chest on the site of seventh-century Balatlar Church in Sinop and tests are now being carried out to try to determine its authenticity.
Legend has it that the cross was discovered in 325 AD and parts were sent to religious leaders around the world and this may explain how the piece ended up in Turkey.
Professor Gülgün Koroglu who headed up the excavation told the Hurriyet Daily News: '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]. This stone chest is very important to us. It has a history and is the most important artifact we have unearthed so far.'
Professor Koroglu believes the relics inside the chest are holy because crosses were carved into the sides. [GASP! Imagine that!]
According to religious legend, Helene Augustus, the mother of Constantine travelled to Jerusalem in around 325 AD to learn more about the crucifixion and try to find the True Cross.
The cross was said to have been divided - part of it is believed to have remained in Jerusalem while other parts were sent to religious leaders in Rome and Constantinople, the modern-day Istanbul in Turkey.
A number of relics purported to be parts of the True Cross, or nails used during the crucifixion have been found by churches, including a 2,000-year-old chest discovered in 1981.
French archaeologist Charles Rohault de Fleury supposedly said in the 19th-century that if all of these catalogued relics were put together they would still only make up less than a third of the cross, which is thought to have been around 12ft high.
This suggests that there may still be parts of the cross that are yet to be uncovered. Koroglu and her team began working on the site at the Balatlar Church, built in 660 AD, site in 2009.
The excavation has already uncovered more than 1,000 skeletons.