September 22, 2012 19:03
Harvard professor Karen King on Wednesday unveiled its decrypted fragment of an ancient papyrus. It contains the text in which Jesus speaks words "my wife."
Press conference of the discovery took place in the Vatican. Earlier, the Catholic Church has always denied the version of possible marital status of Jesus.
Fragment of an eight-by-four centimeters contains text in drevnekoptskom language. One of the phrases sound like this: "Jesus said to them, my wife …". Further proposal dropped. To decrypt and another phrase reading, "it will be my disciple."
Fragment of parchment, as scientists believe, refers to the IV century and is authentic.