Early Picture of Jesus, or Perhaps an Early Picture of a Man

Spanish archaeologists have discovered what may be one of the earliest depictions of Jesus in an ancient Egyptian tomb.

Painted on the walls of a mysterious underground stone structure in the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus, about 100 miles south of Cairo, the image shows a young man with curly hair and dressed in a short tunic.

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The reason they think this might be Jesus, besides it being a young man with curly hair wearing a tunic is because he’s also holding his hands up.

“He raises his hand as if making a blessing,” said Egyptologist Josep Padró, who has spent over 20 years excavating sites in the area. “We could be dealing with a very early image of Jesus Christ.”

Or, as is more likely, we are dealing with an archeologist who wants so notoriety for finding a picture of a man in a tunic raising his hands.

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