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The entrance to a cave where an Israeli archaeological excavation team believes John the Baptist annointed many of his disciples is on the Kibbutz Tzuba, near Jerusalem. (AP)
Israeli archaeological site manager Rafi Lewis shows Byzantine era carvings of what his excavation teams believe is a relic of the hand of John the Baptist. (AFP)
Israeli archaeological site manager Rafi Lewis talks to journalists inside the cave that he believes was occupied by John the Baptist. (AFP)
The man-made “Cave of John the Baptist” in Kibbutz Tzuba, Israel. (EPA)
Israeli archaeological site manager Rafi Lewis places his foot on a stone the excavation team believes was used for ceremonial foot washing in a cave where they claim John the Baptist annointed many of his disciples. (AP)
An engraving about 2-feet high shows John the Baptist in Kibbutz Tzuba. (EPA)
Rafi Lewis, an archaeologist and manager of the site of “The Cave of John the Baptist” in Kibbutz Tzuba stands at a carved stone used to anoint feet with oil and water. (EPA)
British archaeologist Shimon Gibson, left, and site manager, Rafi Lewis, stand in the cave where the excavation team believes John the Baptist annointed many of his disciples. (AP)
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