Tomb of the Apostle Philip Discovered in Turkey?

Saint Philip- Brancoveanu Monastery
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A tomb believed to be that of St. Philip the Apostle was unearthed during excavations in the ancient Turkish city of Hierapolis.

Italian professor Francesco D’Andria said archeologists found the tomb of the biblical figure — one of the 12 original disciples of Jesus — while working on the ruins of a newly-unearthed church, Turkish news agency Anadolu reported Wednesday.

“We have been looking for Saint Philip’s tomb for years,” d’Andria told the agency. “We finally found it in the ruins of a church which we excavated a month ago.”

via Tomb of St. Philip the Apostle Discovered in Turkey –

Um…. okay, for once, I’m going to suspend my automatic sense of disbelieve and cynicism to allow myself to believe this story.

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