Filmmaker Claims To Have Found The Nails Used In The Crucifixion Of Christ

04.12.11 | Sarah Harnisch

A new documentary film is claiming the nails used to crucify Jesus have been found.  "The Nails of the Cross" indicates two iron nails were found in a ancient tomb in Jerusalem believed to be that of the Jewish high priest Caiaphas who the New Testament says delivered Jesus to the Romans.  The film claims the nails vanished a short time after their discovery in 1990.  An investigator says he later found them in an anthropologist's lab in Tel Aviv.  The assertion is stirring up debate in the Holy Land.  Many experts call the case far-fetched.  The Israeli Antiquities Authority says there's never been concrete evidence that the tomb was that of Caiaphas. They also say nails are an item found in many tombs.