Washington, March 6 (ANI): An archaeologist has determined that the alleged discovery of three Templar skeletons and a 'crucifixion nail' dating from the Roman era on the Portuguese island of Madeira is nothing but "a fantasy".
According to a report in The Examiner, the archaeologist in question is Elvio Sousa of the Center for the Study of Modern and Contemporary Archeology (CEAM).
CEAM conducted archaeological work on the site from 2004 to 2006.
Sousa calls the new reports "sensationalist" and speculates that the nail is a common building nail from the modern era.
He concludes that the supposed discovery is "pure imagination, without accuracy and scientific credibility."
In a report, CEAM has said that considering the scientific archaeological work done by CEAM at Fort Sao Jose (2004-2006), the news of the discovery of Roman objects, especially in an area that corresponds with the excavated area, is manifestly false.
This dig identified, to the bedrock, objects dating from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, although there are some traces that can date back to the seventeenth century.
The news of the findings of Romans relics is a "fantasy," even more ridiculous by the sensationalist news of a wooden box, with three skeletons and three swords, according to CEAM.
In conclusion, CEAM said that the s-called discovery is a pure imagination, without accuracy and scientific credibility. (ANI)