Wow! This has been an exciting topic to research!
After an extensive search, I have located several contacts and
foundations that may be able to assist you with your project(s).
I have compiled a list of some of the leading archaeologists, research
institutes, and foundations specializing in Early Christian Sites
outside of the Middle East.
You may want to start by contacting Professor Martin Biddle, Professor
of Medieval Archaeology at Hertford College, and his wife, the Danish
archaeologist, Birthe kjobye-Biddle, Research Director, Winchester
Not only are they leading authorities in Biblical Archeology, (for
example, having spent over a decade studying the Church of the Holy
Sepulchre in Jerusalem), but they are also reknowned for their
research outside of the Middle East. Their fields of expertise
include Anglo-Saxon and medieval archaeology and architectural
history; Tudor art and architecture.
You may email Professor Biddle here:
Professor Martin Biddle, credentials:
Faith House Bookshop Online:
Biddle's data is distilled into a book, "The Tomb of Christ"
Concerning your request for information regarding the travels of
Jesus, outside of Israel and Egypt, let's begin in Kashmir.
In the mid 19th century, some British Anthropologists concluded that
many of the Kashmiri tribes were remnants of the Lost Tribes of
Israel. Many also beleive that Jesus, also known as Isa in Kasmir,
traveled to these parts and eventually died and is buried in Kashmir.
Controversy abounds concerning this theory, some say that the story
of Isa, is propaganda spewed forth by a group called Ahmadiyya
Mission. A Pakistani Muslim movement that is trying to discredit
Christianity. However, despite the rhetoric of this group, many
believe there is undisputable proof that Jesus indeed visited this
Isa (Jesus) and Kashmir:
Isa (Jesus) theories connected to Kasmir
by Nur Richard Gale
After many hours of research, one name kept surfacing as the leading
authority regarding this theory, Professor Fida Hassnain.
The Professor is a retired Buddhist scholar from the University of
Srinagar, Director of Archaeology, and past head of the Kashmir
Library and Archives, and numerous other credentials. After reading
many articles, it seems that the Professor has avoided much of the
previously mentioned controversy, and is regarded as the formost
expert on this subject. He is the archaeologist you need to contact
regarding the travels of Jesus. You may email him in care of
Professor Hassnain works closely with this website:
Background information and credentials for Professor Hassnain
A Search for the Historical Jesus, book by Fida Hassnain:
I am also listing some interesting information about the subject here:
Several documents featuring Isa, (Jesus):
But India is not the only place that Jesus supposedly visited, and I
am listing the links to several books regarding this subject and .
Hopefully they can direct you to their sources of information if you
A Review of the World Literature (1899-1999):
The Jesus Conspiracy, by Holger Kersten and Elmar Gruber :
Reach Holger Kerstan by email for more information on sources
Without giving any guarantees, here are several links to institutes
that may consider undertaking the requested research. Of course, it
will depend on their response once you have approached them with the
American Schools of Oriental Research:
They state their purpose is to enable properly qualified persons to
pursue Biblical and archaeological researches, and various other
Netherlands Institute for the Near East:
Oriental Institute, University of Chicago:
And finally, I am listing a site that has many excellent sources for
It has been a pleasure to provide assistance regarding this question.
Thank you so much.
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