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The Lost Tomb of Jesus -- Director James Cameron is known for his larger-than-life personality, and in this program he lives up to his reputation by claiming to have made the biggest discovery of the all: the location of the tomb of Jesus Christ. Cameron uses forensic testing and archaeological evidence to back up his ideas, with a particular focus on the excavation of a tomb by the Israeli Antiquities Authority in 1980. The documentary also includes re-creations and expert analysis and commentary.
The Lost Tomb of Jesus -- The Lost Tomb of Jesus is a documentary which makes a case that the 2,000-year-old "Tomb of the Ten Ossuaries" belonged to the family of Jesus of Nazareth.


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  (in credits order)

Mark Caven ... Narrator (UK) (voice)
Ouriel Maoz ... Himself
Rivka Maoz ... Herself
Shimon Gibson ... Himself (as Dr. Shimon Gibson)
Tal Ilan ... Herself
James D. Tabor ... Himself (as James Tabor)
Simcha Jacobovici ... Himself
Felix Golubev ... Himself
Frank Moore Cross ... Himself
John Dominic Crossan ... Himself
Na'ama Brosh ... Herself
Amos Kloner ... Himself
David Mevorah ... Himself
Andrey Feuerverger ... Himself
Bill Tarant ... Himself
Tom Powers ... Himself
François Bovon ... Himself
Jérôme Murphy-O'Connor ... Himself
Charles Pellegrino ... Himself
Stephen Pfann ... Himself
Steven J. Cox ... Himself
Carney Matheson ... Himself
Efraym Shochat ... Himself
Oded Golan ... Himself
Robert E. Genna ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Saleh Bakri ... Jesus of Nazareth
Hadar Ratzon Rotem ... Mary Magdalane (as Hadar Ratzon)

Directed by
Simcha Jacobovici 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Graeme Ball 
Simcha Jacobovici 

Produced by
Ric Esther Bienstock .... producer
James Cameron .... executive producer
Felix Golubev .... producer
Simcha Jacobovici .... producer
Cinematography by
J.P. Locherer (director of photography)
John Petrella 
Film Editing by
Graeme Ball 
Casting by
Bruria Albeck 
Production Management
Noam Kuzar .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Markham Cook .... second unit director
Robyn Glaser .... second assistant director
Art Department
Avishay Avivi .... production designer: recreations
Sound Department
Susan Fairbairn .... sound effects editor
Ric Jurgens .... sound re-recording mixer
Mishann Lau .... dialogue editor
Martin Lee .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Andrew Emslie .... visual effects artist
Alex Olegnowicz .... visual effects producer
Camera and Electrical Department
Aviezer Dasberg .... gaffer
Eli Turgeman .... lighting technician
Editorial Department
Pietro Gallo .... on-line editor
Alex Olegnowicz .... post-production
Music Department
Brian Nevin .... music score mixer
Other crew
Liron Blumenkranz .... production coordinator

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Finland:102 min
Australia:PG | Portugal:M/6 (DVD rating)


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19 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Very good documentary., 24 March 2007
Author: raypaquin from Pembroke, Ontario, Canada

Simcha Jacobovici, the reporter of 'The Naked Archaeologist' fame, has produced an excellent documentary here. However, I agree with the gist of the two previous comments that it is in dire need of a sequel and of more scholarly comments. That said, it says all that can be said in a 103 minute long documentary (not counting the publicity breaks). I disagree with one of the previous two comments about the time that has allegedly been 'wasted' showing us the difficulties of archaeological research in Israel today, an activity that has become heavily politicized. In my opinion, Jacobovici has come closer than anyone else that I know of to the truth of the matter. In fact, in this documentary, he has come achingly close to it. What he, his detractors and everyone else have missed is one central truth that I think I have discovered and that I intend to publish shortly after more than twenty years of research. The truth is amazingly simple and it explains the many so-called contradictions found in the Bible. The truth and Jacobovici's documentary are mutually-compatible but that truth, had it been known to Jacobovici, would have changed some of the documentary's implied conclusions, but not the raw facts that it contains. Highly recommended. I recommend that the readers watch the documentary and try to guess what that missed truth is.

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This HOAX has been DEBUNKED - It's all academic now HenryRearden
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