National Geographic Documentaries Search for the Head of John the Baptist

National Geographic Documentaries Search for the Head of John the Baptist

On a remote island in the Black Sea, scientists dig up what is possibly one of the greatest archaeological finds in the history of Christianity; an exquisite marble box holding what could be the bones of John the Baptist, the man who baptized Christ. Loved by the public and feared by those in power, his story shows how he threatened the Roman Empire to such an extent that King Herod Antipas claimed his life, supposedly before parading his head in front of his guests at a party. There, the story ends abruptly. Or does it? Where was this famous saint buried, and what happened to his body? In this one-hour special, a team of top scientists do the unthinkable and drill into the sacred bones to find out the truth.

  • 2012
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/29/2016
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Subjects
John, the Baptist, Saint [LCSH] Relics [LCSH] Christianity -- History [LCSH] Human remains (Archaeology) -- Black Sea [LCSH] Social sciences [LCSH] Religion and ethics [LCSH] World history [LCSH] Science [LCSH]
Team
Noel Dockstader (Director), Quinn Kanaly (Producer), Jamie Effros (Narrator), Colin Shea (Production Coordinator), Danya Hakeem (Production Coordinator)
Closed captioning
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