Good news! This is better than finding pieces of the True Cross. Simcha Jacobovici (The Naked Archeologist) has found the two nails used to crucify Jesus. (Apparently Jesus miraculously created the third nail for the Romans when they found themselves short one nail.)
Jacobovici has been singularly successful where everyone else who has tried has failed. He has irrefutably located Atlantis. (It’s in Spain, where everyone should have been looking in the first place.) He has also found the lost tomb of Jesus. In fact His entire family is buried there, proven beyond any doubt when God’s body was also discovered in the tomb.
The nails appear to be slightly over 2” long – just the right length to nail both feet to the cross with a single nail. There remains little doubt that His Precious Blood will be found on the nails and traced back to His family through DNA analysis.
What is the circumstantial evidence that these are the right nails? It’s because they weren’t in the family tomb where Jesus was missing. They were in burial cave of the son of someone named Caiaphas. Of the hundreds of people named Caiaphas, how do we know that this one was the Pharisee high priest? Well, again, Jacobovici has unequivocally identified the body in the ossuary as the son of the high priest. Because the nails were also found in that cave, the conclusion is ineluctable.
We know both from the missing text from the Bible and the appearance of the Blessed Virgin following extensive mortification of the flesh, that following the death of Jesus, Caiaphas personally retrieved the nails from the cross with a crowbar and displayed them in his house as his crowning achievement in life. The nails were passed along to his son, and later buried in his ossuary cave after the son’s death.
I invite the reader to peruse this awesome story from its original source – Crucifixion Nails Used for Jesus.
P.S. Now I’ve seen the documentary, and the evidence is much stronger than I could have imagined. Throughout the show, Jacobovici shows the nails recovered from the ossuary, and one is much longer, thinner, straighter, and in much better condition than the nails in the photograph. One nail was in one of the two ossuaries (he wasn’t sure which) and the other was on the ground. Neither of the nails was in the museum collection with the ossuaries, and they weren’t in the cave where the ossuaries were found. No one associated with the dig remembers the nails. However, Jacobovici found a guy at an American university who had two nails of unidentified origin (“somewhere in the Middle East”) whose discovery dates to a period that included the time the ossuaries where discovered. The conclusion that these were the nails that the high priest Caiaphas collected is inescapable now, and it doesn’t seem to have occurred to Simcha that DNA testing will silence the critics permanently. (He could also check for Caiaphas’s finger prints.)