Saint Luke's tomb

According to a well documented tradition, the body of Saint Luke, the Evangelist, is conserved in a lateral chapel of the Basilica of Santa Giustina, in Padua at least from XIIth Century.

In recent years the mortal remains - a skeleton without the skull - were submitted to careful scientific analysis that confirmed their compatibility with the known historical data about the Author of the Third Gospel and of the Acts of the Apostles1.



- Cristiano Vernesi et al., "Genetic characterization of the body attributed to the evangelist Luke", PNAS, November 6, 2001, vol. 98, no. 23, pp. 13460–13463

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