NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A Canadian filmmaker claimed to have located the grave of Jesus, his wife and son at a site unearthed in Jerusalem in 1980.
Director Simcha Jacobovici had a news conference Monday at the New York Public Library where he and producer James Cameron displayed two limestone boxes, or ossuaries, which they claim contain residue from Jesus and Mary Magdalene, whom they purport were married.
The documentary, "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," airs Sunday night on the Discovery Channel and includes critics, including Amos Kloner, the former Jerusalem district archaeologist of the Israel Antiquities Authority, who examined the tomb in 1980.
In a telephone interview with The New York Times, Kloner said the inscription on the alleged "Jesus" ossuary is not clear enough to ascertain.
"The new evidence is not serious and I do not accept that it is connected to the family of Jesus," said Kloner.