ROME, Dec. 10, 2008 (Reuters) — A team of Franciscan archaeologists digging in the biblical town of Magdala in what is now Israel say they have unearthed vials of perfume similar to those that may have been used by the woman said to have washed Jesus' feet.
The perfumed ointments were found intact at the bottom of a mud-filled swimming pool, alongside hair and make-up objects, the director of the dig conducted by the group Studium Biblicum Franciscanum told the Terrasanta.net religious website.
"If chemical analyses confirm it, these could be perfumes and creams similar to those that Mary Magdalene or the sinner cited in the Gospel used to anoint Christ's feet," Father Stefano de Luca, the lead archaeologist, told the website.
Mark my words. It's only a matter of time before two frolicking schoolgirls miraculously "find" the ACTUAL vial of perfume that Mary M. mostly poured over Jesus' feet. There's bound to be a little left in there.
And a few feet away, they're going to find her makeup.