By now, most of you have probably heard of the amazing dscovery of 70 lead codices found in Jordan dating from the first century AD. The provenience of the codices appears to be a cave in eastern Jordan. These texts may tell us much about the earliest Christian communities, as they appear to be related to the Jewish Christians who fled the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70. Time will tell whether they are hoax are not, which is--unfortunately--a very real problem in antiquities. Read the story here:
As a church historian myself, I'm reserving judgment until I've seen more analysis. I'm hopeful, but cautious.