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British researcher may have found Jesus' house

Professor Ken Dark from Reading University's been exploring the whereabouts of Jesus' house since 2006.

He says a book written by an ancient Irish monk called Adomnam, which describes where Jesus' house was, fits with the house that's he's found today in Nazareth.

Adomnan wrote a book called De Locis Sanctis in 670. The details in the book are based on an earlier pilgrimage to Nazareth by a bishop called Arculf, from the pre-Germanic empire of Frankia.

De Loctis Sanctis says Jesus' house is located between two tombs, and below a church.

The house that Professor Dark's found cut into a limestone hillside, directly beneath the Sisters of Nazareth Convent.

Photo: Ken Dark

Mr Dark says there's evidence that two tombs are in the Convent's crypt, which corresponds with the claims in De Loctis Sanctis and suggests the house could have been the one Jesus lived in.

The book also mentions that the Church of Anunciation is in Nazareth; this church is located across the road from the Convent, providing further evidence the house could have been Christ's.

Professor Dark told Premier's News Hour: "Here, we have a structure that may very well have been associated with Jesus. A good case can be made for that.

"Of course we can't prove that, but it's also impossible to say, no he didn't."

Listen to Professor Ken Dark on Premier's News Hour explaining the evidence suggesting this was Jesus' house in more detail:

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