A New Church

Did you hear about this one? Israeli archaeologists on Saturday announced that they have discovered what may be the oldest Christian church in the Holy Land. The Israeli Antiquities Authority said that they ruins are believed to date back to the third or fourth centuries and include references to Jesus and images of fish. The dig took place over the past 18 months at the Megiddo prison in N. Galilee. “Normally, we have from this period in our region historical evidence from literature, not archaeological evidence,” one archeologist said. “There is no structure you can compare it to. It is a very unique find.” More than 60 prison inmates participated in the dig in recent months. They were digging to build a new prison, but then they found this church, so the prison will probably be moved elsewhere.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: