Saturday, February 5, 2011

1,500-Year Old Church Found in Israel (Photo)

Archaeologists found a church estimated to be 1,500 years old on Wednesday in Israel.

The 1,500-year old Church was found in the Judean Hills. Archaeologists described the church as the well-preserved. Found were elaborately designed mosaic floors with images of foxes, fish, lions and peacocks.

The old church was said to have been probably used by worshipers around the fifth and seventh centuries BC. It was known as the Hirbet Madras.

Amir Ganor of the Israel Antiquities Authority described the church:

"It is unique in its craftsmanship and level of preservation."

Archaeologists also found a burial cave on one part of the Church. Scholars suggests that it could be the burial site of Zecharia, a figure on the Old Testament of the Bible.

1,500-Year Old Church Photo:

Photo credit: Christian Monitor

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Roy said...

nice! it must feel good just to stand in the middle of that church... or whatever is left of that ruins :)

elmot said...

@Roy: I agree...I in particular fond of historical sites...and standing in the middle of a ruin of church is like an experience of time that, your imagination will supply most of the traveling back in time:D

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