101 Traces: This Kerala historian found ancient Jewish burial chambers, dating back to 300 BC, in his backyard

A historian and conservationist, fittingly named Abraham Benhur, made a startling discovery on his farm in Kerala.

101 India May 23, 2017 13:29:32 IST
101 Traces: This Kerala historian found ancient Jewish burial chambers, dating back to 300 BC, in his backyard

A historian and conservationist, fittingly named Abraham Benhur, made a startling discovery on his farm in Kerala. Hidden underground were ancient burial chambers unlike anything he had ever seen before. A little bit of digging, both physical and academic, revealed that the tombs on his property dated back to the year 300 BC. The burial chambers were arranged in an East-West direction, meaning these could only have been the tombs of ancient Christians or Jews. Since the tombs predated Christianity by a few hundred years, Abraham surmised that these were the remains of one of the Lost Jewish tribes of Israel, which had traveled to India many centuries ago.

101 Traces This Kerala historian found ancient Jewish burial chambers dating back to 300 BC in his backyard

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