Archaeologist Discovers Tomb of Apostle Philip Where Tradition Says He Was Martyred

Everyone who knows me even a little knows how much I love Scripture and the history of the Early Church. That is why I get excited about news about biblical people and places.

I have a goal (almost completed) to visit the tombs of all the biblical characters. Today a new discovery was announced …

… the tomb of the Apostle St. Philip.

“On Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 the Turkish news agency Anadolu reported that archeologists had unearthed the Tomb of Saint Philip during excavations in the Turkish city of Hierapolis. The Italian professor Francesco D’Andria stated that scientists had discovered the tomb, within a newly revealed church. He stated that the design of the Tomb, and writings on its walls, definitively prove it belonged to the martyred Apostle of Jesus.”  (Wikipedia).

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