A team of scientists led by the French archaeologist Franck Goddio recently announced that they have found a cup, dating to between the late 2nd century B.C. and the early 1st century A.D., that is engraved with what they believe could be the world's first known reference to Christ.
The full engraving on the bowl reads, "DIA CHRSTOU O GOISTAIS," which has been interpreted by the excavation team to mean either, "by Christ the magician" or, "the magician by Christ."
"We weren't sure of our find at first" stated Goddio. "But then Fabre was able to pull out several fish and loaves of bread from the apparently empty cup." Egyptologist David Fabre was amazed by the find and very happy with the meal. "The bread was so good" he gushed. "Just like my mother used to make."
The cup was also investigated as possibly being the Holy Grail, but "no one got any younger when we drank from it" said Goddio.