Saturday, February 12, 2005

More on the Jerusalem Shroud

On Paleojudaica, Jim Davila draws attention to an interesting update from James Tabor on the Jerusalem Shroud in a message to the ANE List.

And on RogueClassicism, David Meadows points to this piece from BBC News:

TB may have killed off leprosy
Human remains dating from the 1st Century AD suggest tuberculosis (TB) may have killed off leprosy in Europe.

Scientists at University College London have been examining a shrouded body recently discovered in a sealed chamber in Israel.

The bones reveal the man was infected with both TB and leprosy.

Given that TB is the more aggressive and faster-killing of the two, the scientists say it would have won the battle of the diseases . . .

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