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ePub ´ St Peters Bones · Thomas J. Craughwell Diggers shone a flashlight through the opening and saw a portion of an ancient Christian mausoleum An archaeologist was summoned at once and after inspecting what could be seen through the hole the diggers had made in the mausoleum's roof he authorized a full scale excavation What lay beneath? The answer and the adventure await Short retelling of the events leading up to and after the discovery of the bones of St Peter and the controversy surrounding this saga

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Download St Peters Bones reader ↠ 126 pages ó horticulturetrader Ì [Read] ➲ St Peters Bones By Thomas J. Craughwell – An exciting and fascinating account of the search for the remains of the world's first pope none other than Peter the apostle of JesusIn 1448 a team An exciting and fascinating account of the search for the remains of the world's first pope none other than Peter the apostle of JesusIn 1448 a team of architects and engineers brought Pope Nicholas V unhappy news the 1100 year old Basilica of St Peter suffered from so many structural defects that it was beyond repair The only Thanks to the publisher and netgalley for an advanced reading copySt Peter the first among the apostles of Christ is universally acknowledged as the first Pope of the Catholic Church According to tradition he was crucified upside down in Rome and his bones eventually came to rest under the main altar of the Basilica of St Peter's Church in Vatican City This is the story of how bones were first discovered under the altar in the early days of World War II and how various clues have emerged to shed light concerning the bones themselvesare they really the bones of St Peter?Mr Craughwell has produced a rather short but tightly structured story concerning the early 1940's excavation under the Basilica and later academic study concerning the other evidence found such as graffiti found upon the tomb walls While it can never be conclusively proven that the bones found were those of St Peter it is also true that there is no conclusive evidence to stay they are not I found the sections describing the study of the first century tomb graffiti to be uite interesting as well as the misplacement of the actual bones for over a decade The story documented the study of the tomb and its contents as well as historical background data provided to help understand the early beginnings of the Catholic Church Overall a uick but very interesting read and would recommend to anyone with interest in the history of the early Christian church

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St Peters BonesSolution was to pull down the old church one of the most venerable churches in Christendom and erect a new basilica on the site Incredibly one of the tombs the builders paved over was the resting place of St PeterThen in 1939 while working underground in the Vatican one workman's shovel struck not dirt or rock but open air The St Peter's Bones is a brief book in which Thomas J Craughwell leads the reader on a journey to find the bones of St Peter The book begins with Pope Pius XII's authorization of a thorough excavation of the area under St Peter's Basilica know as the Vatican Grottoes From there the book rushes the reader off on a whirlwind adventure which details Biblical descriptions of Peter the man historical accounts of St Peter's bones being lost due to invasion the dig that occurred in the Grottoes and the analysis of the resultsEven though we ultimately know that St Peter's bones were discovered since Pope Francis recently had them on display parts of the book still had you on the edge of your seat The passages that most captured my attention dealt with the excavations As a kid I grew up wanting to be Indiana Jones and discover Biblical artifacts Reading this book and the descriptions of the tombs they uncovered was fascinating For example one of the tombs had an inscription that read Peter pray to Christ Jesus for the holy Christian men buried near your body I can't imagine the feeling of exhilaration from discovering this inscription or the heartbreak when it faded away due to damp atmospheric conditionsOverall I have mixed feelings about this book The content was top notch but the style of writing was a little scattered to me Mr Craughwell's storyline jumps back and forth between the Bible to ancient history to the explorations and excavations that occurred in the 1940s all seemingly within the same breath I would have preferred a orderly approach For me the book would have been easier to read had Craughwell talked about Scriptural Peter first and covered that topic thoroughly before moving on to Constantine building St Peter's Basilica other historically relevant events etc That personal preference aside this book is still a worthwhile read for anyone with an interest in St Peter archaeology or relics