DNA tests that have been done on what is said to be Saint Luke?s body have produced evidence that it may really be the physician who followed the apostle Paul on his missionary journeys and wrote one of the gospels, as well as the New Testament book of Acts. Genetic analysis suggests that whoever is buried in his tomb came from Syria, which, according to historical records, was his birthplace.

Legends say that St. Luke came from Antioch, which in Roman times belonged to Syria, and died in Thebes, Greece, around 150 AD, at the age of 84. According to carbon dating, the body belongs to a person who died between 72 AD and 416 AD.
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