Michael A. Clark says Joseph of Arimathea may be buried at the site of church ruins in the capital city's Bute Park
Wales could become a pilgrimage destination after a new book claimed one of the icons of Christianity is buried here.
According to the startling new claim, Joseph of Arimathea, the man who gospels say donated his own tomb for Jesus' burial after his crucifixion, may himself be buried in the middle of Cardiff.
The revelation is made in a new book called Maelgwn of Llandaff and Joseph of Arimathea, authored by Michael A Clark and published by Covenant Publishing Company.
Mr Clark said the theory arose when - despite the fact Joseph has long been linked with Glastonbury - evidence was uncovered linking him with the important Welsh figure Maelgwn of Llandaff.
He said: "The purpose of this book is: look South Wales, you have got your Assembly but you have also got a heritage here.
"In many respects, everything has centred on Glastonbury and Somerset with all the traditions there.
"In this respect, the other side of the estuary has been left out of the story and yet, basically, this is where the centre of power was going back to the first century AD."
Llandaff was one of the first bishoprics - with London and Wroxeter in Shropshire said to be the others.
Mr Clark said although some legends put Joseph's final resting place after his death in 82AD on the isle of Avalon - and later accounts say he is buried in Glastonbury Abbey - he may have actually been buried on an ancient church near the River Taff.
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SOURCE: Wales Online