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The Pope authorized the open coffin of the Apostle Paul

July 2 2007

Pope Benedict XVI has permitted researchers to discover the tomb of St. Paul the Apostle. The pontiff approved the plans of scientists explore ancient stone sarcophagus, which was discovered in 2002-2003. during excavation of the Basilica of St. Paul. Historians believe that we can really go on the relics of the Apostle.

Previously, archaeologists have tried to scan X-ray the contents of the sarcophagus, but the stone walls were very thick. Archaeologists still do not unequivocally state that we are talking about the mythical apostle, who was the most prolific of the Evangelists. According to one version, Paul lived under the emperor Nero, and was executed in about 1964, reports RSN.

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