April 12th, 2011
05:58 PM ET

Nails used to crucify Jesus found?

A controversial filmmaker says he found nails that may have been used to crucify Jesus. CNN's Kevin Flower reports from Jerusalem.

- CNN Belief Blog

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  1. Bradyl Tekatokikutab

    Itis awesome for me to have a web site, which is valuable for my know-how. thanks admin

    July 11, 2012 at 5:29 am |
  2. vee

    jesus is coming soon everybody whether you like it or not he is coming soon!!!

    April 23, 2011 at 7:36 am |
  3. vee

    jesus is coming soon everybody whether you like it or not he is coming soon

    April 23, 2011 at 7:33 am |
  4. Logan

    Christianity — The belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree...


    April 14, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  5. tom

    You people are insane. And I have an autographed disciple card too.... whatever.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  6. Ash

    Interesting, but...what are we suppose to use the nails for? o.o Keep them in the Museum, as a reminder of what the cruel people did to Jesus? o.o

    April 14, 2011 at 7:59 pm |
  7. J. Adams

    The nails in the photos are consistent with the diamond shaped birthmark on the back of my left hand that is forensic evidence of how I died in my past life, i.e., via crucifixion:


    April 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm |
  8. George Bush Senior

    Believe in the nails kids. Now lets get into the mid east and wrangle up some oli prices. Yeeeehawwww!!!! Nail em up!

    April 14, 2011 at 3:31 pm |
  9. Swatopluk

    Slight problem. Emperor Constantine acquired the nails and had them reforged as parts of the bridles of his horse. Since it looks a wee bit difficult to extract them again from that, someone must have been fooled with fake nails.

    April 14, 2011 at 5:25 am |
  10. Reality

    Repeated due to the chronological placement problems on this blog.

    Hopefully, there are some skin/flesh/bone fragments so that the "holy" DNA can be finally be decoded and maybe even cloned. Cloned Jesuses!! Whatever shall we do??? What will they say and do?? WWCJD??---------

    April 13, 2011 at 11:07 pm |
    • Steev

      So you're going to keep reposting that just so it can be read on EVERY page?
      Come on and try thinking of new and better stuff!
      Improve your posts. Or do you think they are perfect?

      April 14, 2011 at 12:32 am |
    • Reality

      Reiteration is great for the learning process. As is reading and rational thinking followed by conclusions based on all of it.

      April 14, 2011 at 8:20 am |
    • Reality


      Reiteration is great for the learning process. As is reading and rational thinking followed by conclusions based on all of it.

      April 14, 2011 at 8:22 am |
    • Steev

      Reiteration without periodic review means that any errors will stay there forever.
      And that's what I have learned from reading your posts. Was that your intent?

      April 15, 2011 at 3:14 am |
  11. Bibletruth

    Christ's delayed second coming for 2000 years?? Now that is interesting since noone should, in the last 150 years have expected the coming of Christ til some time after the mid 1800s. The bible is irrefutable about that per the prophetic word with well known history waymarks. All the things that were suppose to happen along the way , happened. And after the mid 1800s a few things had to happen and still have to happen. So, things are right on time. I hope that doesnt make anyone nervous but rather encourages to study and be utterly amazed.

    April 13, 2011 at 6:54 pm |
    • frank

      No, but thanks for sharing.

      April 13, 2011 at 9:17 pm |
    • No truth in the bible

      What wonderful predicters of the future Christians have been. Jesus repeatedly said that the Kingdom of God would come down upon the Earth within the lifetime of some of his listeners. Did not happen. I have heard some really lame, contorted attempts to claim Jesus was not wrong, but if you read those passages, the latest all these predicted things could happen was 100 CE.

      "Bible truth" is an oxymoron. Emphasis on "moron".

      April 13, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  12. Stop Already

    Great, another item for the Vatican to replicate in plastic, mass produce in China, and sell in the Vatican Gift Shop.

    April 13, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
  13. tommas

    Why do they look exactly like shrooms..... hmmm

    April 13, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  14. Up Your Rear Admiral

    Those aren't nails. They're teeth from a female unicorn.

    April 13, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
    • Upront Captain

      It's from a male, you idit!

      April 17, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
  15. Nathan

    All religious points aside, do you honestly believe those puny nails enough to hold up even a skinny person very long? To penetrate the hands (or wrists to be historically accurate) there would have been little left to penetrate the wood behind. Evidence of crucifictions other than Jesus point towards a length around five inches.
    It is a mystery why a couple nails were left in a tomb, but these particular nails were highly unlikely to have been used in ANY crucifictioon.

    April 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
    • Artist

      Nathan, so what you are saying is that jesus required much more in inches to get nailed?

      April 13, 2011 at 6:40 pm |
    • Ed

      @Nathan the nails were used to increase pain not hold the body up ropes ties around the arm and waiste held the body up enough that it would not fall but did not support it enough to prevent death or pain. Not every one cricified was nailed just people they wanted to hurt more.

      April 13, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
    • Jim

      I agree, once I saw them next to the guys fingers. and saw they are just tacks, not rea;ly a nail.. esp once the corroson is removed you have a much smaller diameter nail.. by the bent ends.. these were used to make a box or case, then the protruding ends hammered flush..
      maybe they are nails from the arc of the covenant. lololol

      April 24, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
  16. John Richardson

    This is almost too grotesque to be funny. Almost. Bwahahahaha!!!

    April 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
  17. Woody

    I wonder how the late Ron Wyatt missed these beauties. When he was alive, he claimed to have discovered everything from Noah's Ark to the Ark of the Covenant, which was conveniently buried right below the site of the crucifixion. Ol' Ron claimed the Ark includes an actual blood stain of Jesus. The blood, it seems, trickled down through a crack in a rock. P. T. Barnum, eat your heart out.

    April 13, 2011 at 12:10 pm |
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