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Feb 26, 2007 at 06:46pm IST

Titanic director finds Jesus' grave

New Delhi: Titanic director James Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici of Exodus fame have produced a documentary which they claim is about to rock the very foundation of Christianity.

Cameron claims the coffins of Jesus Christ and his family have been found at a burial cave in a suburb of Jerusalem, adding that the discovery means Jesus did not rise from the grave - a popular Christian belief, also called the Resurrection.

The 2,000-year-old cave in the Jerusalem suburb of Talpiyot was discovered during construction of an industrial park 27 years ago.

JESUS' GRAVE? James Cameron claims cave in which Jesus was buried has been found in Jerusalem.

The directors are going to unveil the coffins - which apparently held the remains of Jesus of Nazareth, his mother Mary and Mary Magdalene - for the first time in New York on Monday.

They claim to have put together DNA and archaeological evidence, as well as evidence found in biblical studies proving the coffins belong to Jesus and his family.

The cave in which the coffins were placed was discovered three decades ago by by internationally renowned Israeli archaeologist Professor Amos Kloner.

The film by Cameron and Jacobovici depict the years of discovery and research. It also claims Jesus sired a child with Mary Magdalene - a fact that was also revealed in Dan Brown's bestselling fiction novel, The Da Vinci Code.

After its debut in New York, the documentary, titled The Lost Tomb of Christ will be shown on the international Discovery Channel, Canada's Vision, Channel 4 in Britain and Channel 8 in Israel.