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7th C Jacobi stone found in Merida

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THE RELICS OF THE APOSTLE SANTIAGO IS DOCUMENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME (ARCHAEOLOGICALLY) IN MÉRIDA; ON THE "CAMINO" OR "VÍA DE LA PLATA", OR "CAMINO MOZÁRABE".
This Visigoth inscription found in Mérida, dated between the 607-648 years (two CENTURIES before his alleged tomb was discovered in Galicia in the year 813), is the first document arqueologico-devocional of the history that we know; and that this inscription mentions "IACOBI".

(To view this finding, go to Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/8myogak )

A PATH OF ROADS (S-N/N-S) "IN THE HISPANIC WEST". XI International Congress of Spanish roads.
Madrid, from 25 to 29 June 2012. Pages: 8-17 (figures 13 and 14).
To download this article (in Spanish) http://tinyurl.com/8vnoe8p

This inscription could show an incipient 'Jacobean pilgrimage' to Mérida ("Emerita Augusta"), from the first half of the 7th century. This would not be strange, Mérida was the main Obispal headquarters in the South of Hispania in Visigothic times, where they people had a great devotion to various saints and relics (such as the Santa Eulalia); that then spread by emigrants from the South (Christian in Muslim territory, or "Mozarabic") to the North (Cantabrian and Galician land), by the road known today as the "Camino de la Plata".

This interesting Visigothic registration is part of a chapter in another study: the role that had this South-North of the Peninsular West Road axis (or "Silver"), as "Jacobean route"; today also known as: "Camino Mozárabe de Santiago"; and we will publish them soon.

Note: But, having said all that, what is most important is "where are the remains of James?"
 
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The Note at the end of the article was by the author - not by me.
I think James is buried in Jerusalem!
 

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Some scholars claim that there are no less than 7 'James' mentioned in the Bible.
Most say that there were four:
James (son of Zebedee)
James (son of Alphaeus, also an apostle)
James (the brother of Christ and writer of the epistle of James)
James who was the father of Judas (not Judas Iscariot)

Take your pick!
 

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