Finally Emmaus El Qubeibe, which was favoured by the Franciscans as the true site after the Fifteenth Century but again, was not called Emmaus in the First century. The trail went cold long ago, or so it seemed. Now Thiede has produced his most dramatic find to date. His work remains highly confidential and will cause a storm in the archaeological world when it is disclosed. The lost site of Emmaus is rising once again from the soil. This extraordinary book will astonish readers.
Carsten Peter Thiede is one of the most prolific, controversial and acclaimed historians of the Early Church. He has published The Jesus Papyrus and The Quest for the True Cross. Matthew d'Ancona is deputy editor of The Sunday Telegraph