A group of archaeologists may have struck religious gold. Researchers working at an ancient church site in Turkey say they have dug up a piece of Jesus Christ's cross. The relic was found in a stone chest at Balatlar Church in Sinop, Turkey, constructed in A.D. 660, that was believed to be a storing center for many items tied to the crucifixion, LiveScience.com reported.
"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]," lead excavator Professor Gülgün Köroğlu told Hurriyet Daily News. "This stone chest is very important to us. It has a history and is the most important artifact we have unearthed so far."
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