A few years ago, researchers stirred up controversy by claiming that he has found the real Tomb of Jesus. Now, they're back ... and this time, with a tomb engraved with what could be the earliest evidence of Christian iconography in Jerusalem:
One of the limestone boxes, known more formally as an ossuary, carries a Greek inscription calling on God to "rise up" or "raise up" someone. Another box appears to show the carved image of a fish, perhaps with the prophet Jonah in its mouth. Allusions to fish and the "sign of Jonah" came to be widely used among early Christians, but not among Jerusalem's Jews. [...]
"It's a stunning discovery," [First century Christianity expert professor John Dominic Crossan] said. "It's a stunning piece of technology. As a scholar, I really don't want to get lost in saying, 'Oh, come on, it's off the wall.' Yeah, it's off the wall. But look at the wall!"