Ancient Church Dedicated To Unknown Martyr Discovered In Israel

by Daniel Payne · Oct 24th, 2019 4:24 pm
Article Image

Last Updated Nov 14th, 2019 at 3:15 pm

A 1,500-year-old church dedicated to an unknown “glorious martyr” has turned up in Israel. It is a building marked by “exceptional opulence,” according to one archeologist.

The site, located near Jerusalem, has been undergoing a three-year excavation. It contains a fully-intact crypt, a rarity in Israel.

Archeologists say the church’s first phase of construction began under Justinian in the 6th century. The structure bears marks of involvement from the Byzantine Empire.

You May Also Like

Pakistan: Parents arrested over "honor killing" of 11-year-old daughter

YouVersion Bible app names Philippians 4:6 most popular verse of 2019

Chinese Catholic bishop says the faithful should love their country more than the church

Buffalo bishop resigns after being accused of covering up child sex abuse

Hindu worshipers behead thousands of buffalo in world's largest animal sacrifice

Prominent Washington synagogue hit with anti-Semitic vandalism