Toiletries Of The Bible

Highly dubious archaeological find: a group of Franciscan archaeologists have discovered "vials of perfume similar to those that may have been used by the woman said to have washed Jesus' feet" in "the biblical town of Magdala" (read: the Israeli town Migdal.) While the find is undeniably fantastic — the oils were uncovered intact alongside other cosmetics and hair accessories — a priest's claim that "it's very likely that the woman who anointed Christ's feet used these ointments, or products that were similar in composition and quality," seems harder to prove — even if this was Mary Magdalene's home town. [Reuters]