4 April, 2011
A set of 70 books found in Jordan are being hailed as a find more important than the Dead Sea Scrolls.
They were discovered somewhere between 2005 and 2007 and are now being kept in Israel, however the Jordanian government is fighting to get them back. The books are thought to be one of the earliest Christian writings ever found and could hold vital details about the death and resurrection of Jesus.
They could be the earliest Christian writing in existence, surviving almost 2,000 years in a Jordanian cave. They could, just possibly, change our understanding of how Jesus was crucified and resurrected, and how Christianity was born.