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Relic Tied to Jesus' Brother Ruled a Fake

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Relic Tied to Jesus' Brother Ruled a Fake

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Relic Tied to Jesus' Brother Ruled a Fake

Relic Tied to Jesus' Brother Ruled a Fake

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Israel's Antiquities Authority rules that a stone burial box believed to contain the remains of the brother of Jesus Christ is a fake. Found last October, the ossuary was heralded as one of the most important Christian archaeological finds ever. But experts say the inscription used to date the box was forged. NPR's Linda Gradstein reports.