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British archaeologist Shimon Gibson, left, gestures with a wave of his hand, and site manager Rafi Lewis places his foot in a ceremonial stone as they stand in a large cistern, in the cave where the excavation team believes John the Baptist anointed many
London - A British archaeologist is set to reveal what he believes to be the location of John the Baptist's cave to the west of Jerusalem, The Times reported on Monday.
Shimon Gibson, 45, has found a cave with a ritual baptism pool, rock carvings and pottery, which he linked to John the Baptist and his followers, the newspaper said.
According to the New Testament, John baptised Jesus in the River Jordan.
The Times said Gibson would reveal details at a press conference on Tuesday to be held at the cave, near the village of Ain Karim, which Christian tradition regards as John the Baptist's birthplace.