The source of this rumor, written in Italian, was not clear; it left considerable room for doubt, or rather wonder. It is called, “Gli Scavi del Dominus Flevit”, printed in 1958 at the Tipografia del PP. The Sword of the Spirit: On the Apostles Peter and Paul. (Excerpts from personal account by F. Paul Peterson). The story of the discovery was there, but it seemed to be purposely hidden for much was lacking. In my 2006 book, The Jesus Dynasty, (pp. ANDREW lies buried at Amalfi (Naples). But a tropaion is not a tomb. They were found in an ossuary, on the outside of which was clearly and beautifully written in Aramaic, 'Simon Bar Jona.' "Saul was converted in 33 A.D. and became Paul the Apostle (Acts 9). I told him that a priest had told me. But when the first set of Peter's bones turned out so tragically, there was a vacuum left, and something had to be done. Paul tells us that three years after his conversion in 36 A.D., he 'went up to Jerusalem to see Peter' (Galatians 1:18), and in 49 A.D., fourteen years later, he again went up to Jerusalem (Gal. Francescani, in Jerusalem. However, he does raise a question which helps him to get out of the situation without altogether contradicting himself and at the same time putting a smoke screen around the truth. In Jerusalem I spoke to many Franciscan priests who all read, finally, though reluctantly, that the bones of Simon Bar Jona (St. Peter) were found in Jerusalem, on the Franciscan monastery site called, “Dominus Flevit” (where Jesus was supposed to have wept over Jerusalem), on the Mount of Olives. By the structure of the writings, it was established by scientists that they were of the days just before the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus in 70 A.D….You can see then, how the Christians would be inclined to have their burial ground on the Mount, for here also had been a favorite meeting place of Jesus and His disciples. The ossuary was found in 1953 on the Mt. I consequently determined to go to Jerusalem to see for myself, if possible, that which appeared to be almost unbelievable, especially since it came from priests, who naturally because of the existing tradition that Peter was buried in Rome, would be the last ones to welcome such a discovery or to bring it to the attention of the world. In fact, I have the statement from a Spanish priest on the Mount of Olives on a tape recorder, to that effect. But the tomb of St. Peter is altogether different for they would rather that it never existed, and to buy or sell such a site would be out of the question. VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Monday took an emotional, close-up look at the tomb of Peter, the church's first pontiff, buried beneath St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican said. Having heard so much about you and that you are an archaeologist (with the evidence in hand), I was convinced, with you, concerning the ancient burial ground that the remains found in the ossuary with the name on it, ‘Simon Bar Jona’, written in Aramaic, were those of St. Peter.” It is remarkable that in his reply he did not contradict my statement, which he certainly would have done if he honestly could have done so. Origen says that Peter felt himself to be unworthy to be put to death in the same manner as his Master . Some Clues From Science. Indeed, according to this way of thinking there must have been another family, with those very names, buried very near “another” Simon bar Jonah. Jesus, shortly after his resurrection, told the apostle he would die as a martyr (John 21:18 - 19). But here we were talking to this Franciscan priest in charge of the museum, asking him questions which he tried to evade but could not because of the information I had already gathered from the many priests with whom I had spoken. The tomb where Jesus lay was made for Joseph of Arimathaea. 2:11. When Pope Pius XII declared the Assumption of Mary to be an article of faith in 1950, the Catholic Church in Jerusalem then quickly sold the tomb of Mary to the Armenian Church. The bones would be placed in a small ossuary with the name of the person carefully written on the outside front. Some accounts suggest a couple others died of natural causes as well, but John’s tradition is the most firmly established. 16:7). History, likewise, would not have been silent on the subject, as they were not silent in the case of the Apostle Paul. The Holy Bible In Its Original Order is the only complete Bible ever published that follows the original inspired manuscript order of all the books of the Old and New Testaments. This is actually not all that far-fetched a claim. It is this very tropaion of Peter which excavators believe they have found buried under St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome during an archaeological dig that lasted from 1939 to 1949. It was written by P. B. Bagatti and J. T. Milik, both Roman Catholic priests. I had asked an elderly official guide where the tomb of St. Peter was. I asked him if he would write a statement to that effect. Joseph Ruysschaert, vice prefect of the Vatican Library, are not convinced by Miss Guarducci's evidence. I also spoke to a Franciscan priest in authority at the priest’s printing plant within the walls of old Jerusalem, where their book on the subject was printed. His body was buried two miles away from the place of his martyrdom, in the sepulchral area along the Ostiense Way, owned by a devout Christian woman named Lucina, which was part of a pre-existent burial place . "Mark you, all the priests agree that the Vatican and St. Peter's were built over a pagan cemetery....You realize surely that Christians would never bury their dead in a pagan cemetery, and you may be very sure that pagans would never allow a Christian to be buried in their cemetery. In fact, all those who were hated by the Jewish leaders, as Jesus was, could never have been allowed to be buried within the gates of the Holy City. This name, Lollius or Lollianos was a short form of Alexandros. "… In spite of the statements by the high Papal authority above and the resultant lesson that should have been learned, the Pope, a year later claimed the Prof. Margherita bones as those of St. Peter. The initial of Christ in Greek was written there which would never have been found in a Jewish, Arab or pagan cemetery. under the large dome and Brandini serpentine columns. "This ancient Christian burial ground shows that Peter died and was buried in Jerusalem, which is easily understandable since neither history nor the Bible tells of Peter's having been in Rome. With that knowledge I approached another priest who warily asked me where I had acquired that information. Check out this timeline and biography of the life of Peter. John is traditionally regarded as the only apostle to die of old age. To get the story, it made me feel as though I had a bull by the tail and were trying to pull him through a key hole. About the year 64, St. Peter was crucified head downward in the Circus, or Arena, of Nero on the Vatican Hill. It fell upon them in this manner, as I was told by a Franciscan monk of the monastery of Dominus Flevit. He cannot go against what he had written in 1953, at the time of the discovery of this Christian-Jewish burial ground, nor what he had said to the Franciscan monk about his visit to the Pope. Peter’s sepulchral chamber is located at the bottom of the exedra, in a niche decorated by a mosaic from the ninth century with “Christ in the middle of the Princes of the Apostles,” and closed by a gilded bronze gate flanked on the sides by two metal statues of St. Peter and St. Paul. “St. "The great historian, Schaff, states that the idea of Peter being in Rome is irreconcilable with the silence of the Scriptures, and even with the mere fact of Paul's epistle to the Romans. "This ancient Christian burial ground shows that Peter died and was buried in Jerusalem, which is easily understandable since neither history nor the Bible tells of Peter's having been in Rome. "But the most astounding statement in the long article found in the above-mentioned newspaper was, 'The professor did not submit them to modern scientific tests, which would have determined the approximate age, because, she feared the process would have reduced them to dust.' The Archaeology of Earliest Christianity: The First Hundred Years, The Best Survey I Know of the Jewish Roman World of Jesus, My University Web Site Available to All: The Jewish Roman World of Jesus, Bible & Interpretation: A Richly Informative Resource, Sorting out the Jesus Family: Mother, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters. St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, the traditional burial site of the apostle Peter. I will give a lecture on this subject at the Biblical Archaeology Society, 15th Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest, November 16-18, 2012, Chicago, see here for details. Strange it was, for since beginning to build the church in 1450 (finished in 1626) they erected St. Peter's Tomb (?) Their careful independent conclusions fell short of the Pope's flat statement.' He said that Peter never was in Rome…. His name was originally Simon, but Jesus referred to him as Cephas, which translates in the Greek as Petros (Peter). It was written by P. B. Bagatti and J. T. Milik, both Roman Catholic priests. …, "To make an announcement of such importance when there is absolutely 'no evidence' is rather ridiculous as was also brought out in Time Magazine of October 28, 1957 …. The Christian community in Rome would not have so venerated a grave, from such an early date, if they had not known for certain that it was the grave of their Apostle and Bishop — if they had not obtained the body following Peter’s crucifixion and buried it themselves. Did John the Baptist Eat Bugs, Beans, or Pancakes? The editors of CIIP were apparently unaware of Pfann’s alternative suggestion. The manner of his death is the only discrepancy. However, he quickly recognized the Aramaic words to be “Simon Bar Jona”. But there is a growing, healthy attitude among many Catholics, to “prove all things, hold fast to that which is good” as the Master admonished us all. The tomb dates between 130 and 300. As I have mentioned, I was only able to be with him for a few minutes and was not able to show him but a very small part of the evidence. St. Peter the Apostle, original name Simeon or Simon, (died 64 ce, Rome [Italy]), disciple of Jesus Christ, recognized in the early Christian church as the leader of the 12 disciples and by the Roman Catholic Church as the first of its unbroken succession of popes. WHERE ARE THE TWELVE DISCIPLES BURIED Saint Peter – The Papal Basilica of St. Peter – Vatican City Saint Paul – Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls – Rome, Italy It contains 704 inscriptions, on ossuaries and other surfaces, that date to the area of Jerusalem in the 1st century BCE/CE. While visiting a friend in Switzerland, I heard of what seemed to me, one of the greatest discoveries since the time of Christ—that Peter was buried in Jerusalem and not in Rome. To be able to propose the identification of it with St. Peter would go against a long tradition, which has its own value. I talked to a Yale professor, who is an archaeologist, and was director of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem. However, but it captures “a moment in time,” in terms of how the academic community, as well as different Christian communities, Catholic and Protestant, reacted to the discovery of the ossuary. The story of the cave and the ossuaries and the regular cemetery just outside of the Convent site is this: It was a Roman custom that when a person had died and…when the body had decomposed, the grave would be opened. According to later reports, in A.D. 65 Paul of Tarsus was imprisoned in Rome, beheaded, and then buried in the family tomb of a devout Roman … In addition to Pfann’s alternative reading we now have the Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae (edited by Hannah M. Cotton, et al.) I wrote to him, however, on March 15, 1960, as follows: “I have spoken with a number of Franciscan priests and monks and they have told me about you and the book of which you are a co-writer. He therefore wrote me that he leaves the whole explanation of the Aramaic words, “Simon Bar Jona”, to priest Milik…In priest Bagatti’s letter one can see that he is in a difficult position. How could any scientific study of bones be carried out without first scientifically determining the age of the person, or bones? Since Peter did not live in Rome and therefore was not martyred or buried there, it naturally follows that he was not their first Pope…. I quote this letter of Dr. Glueck because it shows that priest Milik is a competent archaeologist. JAMES THE GREATER was buried at … In the year 57, Paul wrote his epistle to the Roman church but does not mention Peter, although he does name 28 leaders in the church at Rome (Rom. Beginning 75 years ago, the Vatican began a secret search for the tomb of the Apostle Peter, whom legend said was buried on Vatican Hill after his execution by the Roman Emperor, Nero, in 66 A.D. Peter was Christ’s most important lieutenant and, with Paul, one of the most important figures in early Christianity. His family were all stout and short of stature. It was Paul who was the Apostle to the Gentiles, and both history and the Bible tells of his being in Rome. This private Newsletter is sent weekly to subscribers with special news and updates from Dr. Tabor. 'A thorough account in English of the discoveries beneath St. Peter's was now available … by British archaeologists Jocelyn Toynbee and John Ward Perkins. They rejected the past rather than expose themselves to the ridicule of the present.' But he told us nothing of the discovery. To make matters more clear, the Bible tells us that Peter was the Apostle to the Jews. Email addresses are confidential. A person who has seen this Christian burial ground and knows the circumstances surrounding the case could never doubt that this truly is the burial place of St. Peter and of other Christians. However, I continued questioning priests wherever I would find them. Excavation was started and there a large underground Christian burial ground was uncovered. To make matters more clear, the Bible tells us that Peter was the Apostle to the Jews. The Discovery of Peter's Tomb in Jerusalem – 1953 By F. Paul Peterson While visiting a friend in Switzerland, I heard of what seemed to me, one of the greatest discoveries since the time of Christ—that Peter was buried in Jerusalem and not in Rome. Further, the Simon, son of Jonah, ossuary was found just meters away from a tomb just outside of Bethany containing a single ossuary with two indviduals: Mary and Martha, and nearby another, inscribed Lazarus. Anyone, including myself, would readily agree with Dr. Glueck that if only the name Simon Bar Jona on the ossuary was all the evidence that was available it would not be conclusive evidence that it was of the Apostle Peter, though it would certainly be a strong indication. The first show an excavation where the names of Christian Biblical characters were found on the ossuaries (bone boxes). But when I had gathered all the facts in the case, the priests could not deny the discovery of the tomb, but even confirmed it, though reluctantly. The fragment is now on display in the  Franciscan museum at the second station of the Cross on the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. Even though he was a Christian, it was possible to bury the Apostle Paul in a Roman necropolis, due to his Roman citizenship. Usually a Catholic, either because he is brainwashed or stubbornly doesn’t want to see anything only that which he has been taught, will not allow himself to believe anything against his religion, much less to admit it to others. I have spoken on the subject to many Franciscan priests who either were or had been in Jerusalem, and they all agree that the tomb and remains of St. Peter are in Jerusalem. The Vatican would seem to be on the monsignor's side because so far it has taken no steps to officially recognize the bones as St. Peter's,' continues the article. Paul lived and wrote in Rome, but he declared, 'only Luke is with me.'". People who lived in Jerusalem all their lives and official guides who are supposed to know every inch of the city, however, knew nothing of this discovery, so well was it withheld from the public. The primacy of Rome and the Roman Catholic Church, based on the apostle Peter founding the church in the city and later being martyred and buried there, has certainly been challenged since medieval times. In all the cemetery, nothing was found (as also in the Catacombs in Rome) which resembles Arab, Jewish, Catholic or pagan practices…. Since then multiplied millions were thereby deceived into believing that the remains of St. Peter were there, which the hierarchy had all along known was not true, as is proven by the late Pope's declaration. It was Paul who was the Apostle to the Gentiles, and both history and the Bible tells of his being in Rome. The remains of Peter and Paul, according to the Catholic Encyclopedia, were removed secretly by night and hidden in the Catacombs of Saint Sebastiano in 258 AD (There are a lot of references to Paul and Peter in the walls of this catacombs), and later they were returned to their original tombs after Valerian’s reign ended. For Catholics, St. Peter’s Church in the Vatican has a special significance. Finally one priest dropped some information. Of greatest interest, however, was that which was found within twelve feet from the place where the remains of Mary, Martha and Lazarus were found—the remains of St. Peter. St. Peter's tomb is near the west end of a complex of mausoleums that date between about AD 130 and AD 300. I therefore went to Rome. He is buried in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. When I finished he slowly turned away in stunned amazement. Here are the final resting places of the relics of the Apostles. The names of Mary and Martha were found on one box and right next to it was one with the name of Lazarus, their brother. He acknowledged this prophecy in the last epistle he wrote (2Peter 1:14). Ex-priest Lavallo told me personally that there is another tomb of St. Mary in Ephesus. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. There was just one exception which is interesting and which only proves the point. Francescani, in Jerusalem. He was clearly nervous as he said, “Oh no, the tomb of St. Peter is in Rome.” But as he said that, his voice faltered, a fact which even my friend, Mr. Mattar, had noticed. He wrote, “Supposing that it is ‘Jona’ (on the ossuary) as I believe, it may be some other relative of St. Peter, because names were passed on from family to family. In this burial place you can see to this day where someone had carved deeper into the wall to make room for Jesus who was said to be about six feet tall. Or, is human life a special creation of an all-powerful God? By the structure of the writings, it was established by scientists that they were of the days just before the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus in 70 A.D. On the ossuaries were found many names of the Christian of the early Church. But this cave or burial place where the ossuaries were found and which was created and brought about through the natural and disinterested sequence of events, without any reason to change facts or circumstances, was a greater testimony than if there were a witness recorded, stating that Peter was buried there. Christians recovered his body and buried it in a nearby cemetery. While visiting the Catacombs, one sees a few things which are not becoming to Christians but which tend to indicate that the Christians had some pagan practices similar to those of Rome today. To view & Hear Reviews. I visited various renowned archaeologists on the subject. The salute in God most devoted P. B. Bagatti C. F. M.”, As I have shown, after the admonition of the Pope to “keep this thing quiet,” priest Bagatti leaves the interpretation of the whole matter to priest Milik who offers several suggestions but in the end declares that the original statement of priest Bagatti may be true—that the inscription and the remains were of St. Peter. "In 1950, just a few years prior to the discovery of the Christian burial ground in Jerusalem, the Pope made the strange declaration that the bones of St. Peter were found under St. Peter's in Rome. It fell upon them in this manner, as I was told by a Franciscan monk of the monastery of “Dominus Flevit”. That Peter the apostle was ever Bishop of Rome has been proved again and again to be an arrant fable. The Archaeology of the Earliest Jesus Movement, Pope Puts ‘St Peter’s Bones’ on Display at Vatican. This would be of the greatest interest and the most important for further research. It went on like that for some time until I got the whole picture, and I was finally directed to where I could see the evidence for myself. Great article, and only come upon it by chance looking for information that Peter was buried elsewhere such as Jerusalem. We Have Seen His Star in the East: What Was the Christmas Star? We're now offering the book with four accompanying CDs, "God’s Plan for Mankind Revealed—by His Sabbath and Holy Days" at no charge and with no obligation. Then he admitted the point and dropped a little more information. Other names of early Christians were found on other boxes. The Vatican and others have calculated through all existing evidence that Peter lived to be around 80 and 82 years and that he died around the years 62 to 64 A.D. BARTHOLOMEW,* at Rome, in the church of Bartholomew Island, on the Tiber. The book of the Acts of the Apostles (in either the Catholic or Protestant Bible) records the following: Peter was preaching the Gospel to the circumcision (the Jews) in Caesarea and Joppa in Palestine, ministering unto the household of Cornelius, which is a distance of 1,800 miles from Rome (Acts 10:23, 24). When I asked to see the museum, he showed it to the three of us, Mr. Mattar, who in addition to being warden of the Tomb of Christ, had been the manager of an English bank in Jerusalem, a. professional photographer and myself. As I have mentioned, I had a very agreeable talk with priest Milik, but I did not have the opportunity to see priest Bagatti while in Jerusalem. Rome was the place where I could investigate the matter, and if such proved encouraging, a trip to Jerusalem might be necessary in order to gather valuable firsthand information on the subject. Excavation was started and there, a large underground Christian burial ground was uncovered. These ossuaries would then be placed in a cave as in the case of this Christian burial ground and thus making room for others. After talking to many priests and investigating various sources of information, I finally was greatly rewarded by learning where I could buy the only known book on the subject, which was also written in Italian. According to Catholic legend, seven of the Apostles are buried at Rome. In them there was a ray of hope for the bones were minus a skull, which could go along with the story of the supposed skull of St. Peter which had for centuries been guarded in the church of St. John Lateran in Rome. were placed there centuries after the early Christian era. But this cave or burial place where the ossuaries were found and which was created and brought about through the natural and disinterested sequence of events, without any reason to change facts or circumstances, was a greater testimony than if there were a witness recorded, stating that Peter was buried there. In fact, I have a letter from a noted scientist stating that he can tell by the writing that it was written just before the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus in 70 A.D. It is called Gli Scavi del Dominus Flevit printed in 1958 at the Tipografia del PP. No wonder that the Roman Catholic Bishop, Strossniayer, in his great speech against papal infallibility before the Pope and the Council of 1870 said, 'Scaliger, one of the most learned men, has not hesitated to say that St. Peter's episcopate and residence in Rome ought to be classed with ridiculous legends.' If you want to understand what's going on in the world today, you must first understand God's plan and prophecies. There is no solid evidence—textual or even archaeological—that Peter died in Rome. Simon Peter (brother of Andrew) - traditionally said to be buried in Rome, under St. Peter's Basilica. "When Pope Pius XII declared the Assumption of Mary to be an article of faith in 1950, the Catholic Church in Jerusalem then quickly sold the tomb of Mary to the Armenian Church. But the tomb of St. Peter is altogether different for they would rather that it never existed, and to buy or sell such a site would be out of the question. Soon after that he met Peter in Antioch, and as Paul says he 'withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed,' Gal. To omit Peter as being Pope and in Rome (and the Papacy) would be like omitting the Law of Moses or the Prophets or the Acts of the Apostles from the Bible. Again they turned their thoughts to the filed-away bones, the only hope they had of success. "There are too many unknowns," he told reporters on a recent tour of the Vatican grottoes, "There is no continuous tracing of the bones. But what makes the possibility of error more remote is that the remains were found in a Christian burial ground, and more yet, of the first century, the very time in which Peter lived. Since the circulation of this article, they do not allow anyone to see this burial place. So, even if Peter died in Rome, which is out of the question, surely the pagan cemetery under St. Peter's Basilica would be the last place in which he would have been buried…. Starting around the end of the second century, Christian pilgrims went to see Peter’s tropaion. The story was fantastic but lacked common sense and even bordered on the infantile … the Palo Alto Times (California), May 9, 1967, came out with an article on the subject, and I quote, 'Other experts, among them Msgr. It was then declared by Pope Paul as the Gospel truth that these now were the genuine bones of St. Peter, and most of the faithful accepted them as such. 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