Tag Archives: Ancient churches

Road from ancient Madaba map uncovered in Jerusalem

Workers upgrading the infrastructure in Jerusalem’s Jaffa Gate have uncovered an A.D. 6th century road that is displayed on the ancient Madaba Map. The Madaba Map is a large mosaic reproduction of Palestine and Egypt that was created around the … Continue reading

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The Apostle Paul’s Bones Identified?

Pope Benedict announced yesterday, that fragments of bone from the first or second century have been found in a tomb in the Basilica of St Paul in Rome. Speaking at St Paul’s-Outside-the-Walls, on the eve of today’s Feasts of St … Continue reading

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Byzantine-era church discovered by Israeli farmers

Farmers clearing land in Israel unearthed the remains of a church building from the Byzantine period. The church is believed to have been built in the late fifth or sixth century, and is decorated with “breathtakingly beautiful mosaics,” according to … Continue reading

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