Tomb of St. Philip the Apostle Discovered in Turkey

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    HIERAPOLIS, Turkey – 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."

    Tomb of St. Philip the Apostle Discovered in Turkey - FoxNews.com
     
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    Very cool! I wonder why he ended up in Turkey?
     
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    They went all over. Thomas supposedly went to India, where there's a population called the Thomas Christians, especially in the Kerala province on the SW coast.
     
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    Interesting. I need to read up on what became of the apostles. I didn't know they ventured out of the holy land. Thanks for the info
     
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    probably because he died there. :razz:
     
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    And Jesus even came to the USA and buried some golden tablets.
     
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    Maybe - I need to read up on it.

    I was in the Cologne Cathedral last fall - the three kings are entombed there. I know they didn't die there... :lol:
     
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    according to some people say, st philip was crucified in hierapolis.
     
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    Appears so - Died c.80
    Hierapolis, by crucifixion
     
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    How certain are they that it's his tomb.

    And USC, i know you were joking, but Christ did come to America.
     

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