Oscar-winning director James Cameron’s "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" has pretty much been mocked by TV critics, scorned by archealogical experts and dismissed by bibilical scholars. Some even said that finding a ‘Jesus son of Joseph’ tomb was a bit like finding ‘John Smith, son of George Smith’ these days.
But hold on to your oxen. Here comes another film- Bloodline – which claims to have found startling religious artifacts relating to Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene (including coins, a cup and annointing jar) that may be interesting to all who are steeped in the "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" lore. Think th e shadowy order, the Priory of Sion, the unknown treasure of Rennes le Chateau and the ancient legends about Jesus and Mary’s marriage, her arrival in St. Maries de la Mer, preaching and even being buried in SW France. These independent filmmakers claim to have found 1st Century relics from Jerusalem near Rennes le Chateau, which may (I said MAY) be the actual relics from the marriage of Jesus and Mary. And there has been some mention of a…. ‘body.’ Your guess is as good as mine as to the veracity of these finds. But if Cameron’s snore bored you to tears, don’t despair. Check out this upcoming documentary.
Photo Credits: Suzy Amis and James Cameron at the 6th annual Oscar celebration of New Zealand Filmmaking, which had to have been more interesting than watching his Jesus doc on Discovery Channel Sunday night.