For Holy Saturday
Saturday April 03rd 2010, 1:01 am
Filed under: Archeology

Archeologists have made some early-Christian selpulchral discoveries in the last couple of weeks.

Twenty Christian sarcophaguses were found in the Urbnisi village of the Kareli region of the Republic of Georgia. They’ve been dated to the fourth or fifth century. I haven’t seen much in the way of detail yet.

A one-ton lead coffin — which has been dubbed the “lead burrito” — was found near Rome. It hasn’t yet been dated; nor have its contents been examined. But experts say its occupant must have been a VIP. A ton of any metal cost a lot of money back then. Beloved Banshee Maureen had some fascinating reflections on the find.

Misspelled, it could prove a useful name for a Tejano heavy-metal group: Led Burrito.


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