The Gospels sometimes contradict each other in their descriptions of
Jesus' early years and not much is known about how he spent his
childhood. Now archaeology can help uncover some clues about his
early influences and even his birth.
8.30 p.m. |HINT| John The Baptist
He was the son of Zachary, baptizer and cousin of Jesus. New
archaeology has revealed what may be the cave where St. John baptized
new converts to Christianity. Simcha Jacobovici checks out the cave
and learns more about this major Christian saint. He also discovers
why, in the Church of St. John the Baptist, there is a painting by a
Canadian artist complete with beavers carved on the frame.
11.00 p.m. |HINT| Buried Chariot Mystery
November 2003: A major highway is being built through West
Yorkshire, North England when one of the workers spots something in
the soil. Archaeologists are called to the scene and deduce they have
found a chariot from the Iron Age, but as they dig deeper they find
more than a chariot--they find a skeleton. Iron Age expert Miranda
Aldhouse-Green is now on a hunt to discover who this person was and
why was he buried in a chariot. Other burials found around this area
tell Miranda this was not a battlefield but an area that held sacred
properties for the Iron Age tribes.
HINT - History International