Nail from Christ's crucifixion found?

The four-inch long nail is thought to be one of thousands used in crucifixions across the Roman empire.

Archaeologists believe it dates from either the first or second century AD.

The nail was found last summer in a decorated box in a fort on the tiny isle of Ilheu de Pontinha, just off the coast of Madeira.

Pontinha was thought to have been held by the Knights Templar, the religious order that was part of the Christian forces which occupied Jerusalem during the Crusades in the 12th century.

The knights were part of the plot of Dan Brown's best-selling novel, The Da Vinci Code.

Bryn Walters, an archaeologist, said the iron nail's remarkable condition suggested it had been handed with extreme care, as if it was a relic.

"It dates from the first to second centuries," he told the Daily Mirror.

While one would expect the surface to be "pitted and rough" he said on this nail the surface was smooth.

That suggested that many people had handled it over the centuries, with the acid on their hands giving it a "peculiar finish".

Christopher Macklin of the Knights Templar of Britannia said the discovery was "momentous".

He said the original Knights Templar may have thought it was one of the nails used in Christ's crucifixion.

The nail was found together with three skeletons and three swords.

One of the swords had the Knight Templar's cross inscribed on it.

 

 

聖釘是在耶穌基督被釘在十字架上的釘子,是聖騎士團的重大發現,據考古學家有一世紀之久的。

成員聖殿騎士英國的克里斯托弗先生麥克林說,這是非常重要的發現。

聖殿騎士在達芬奇密碼中捍衛任命一名出生的兒童,但 耶穌基督已經釘在十字架上,這些事情是否真實?

還得教給考古學家去考究。

 

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