Near the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus: archaeologists discover 1,300-year-old Church

During the archaeological excavations in Northern Israel have been found the Remains of a 1,300-year-old Church. In the case of the buildings in the village of

Near the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus: archaeologists discover 1,300-year-old Church

During the archaeological excavations in Northern Israel have been found the Remains of a 1,300-year-old Church. In the case of the buildings in the village of Kfar Kama, it was apparently part of an old monastery, announced the Israel antiquities authority on Tuesday. On the picture, the outlines of the Church and Remains of a mosaic floor were to be seen. The excavations were made in front of the planned construction of a Playground, it was said in the message.

visited the head of the Greek Catholic Church in Israel, Archbishop Jussef Matta, have the site of the excavations already.

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The archaeologist Nurit Feig, the Church was 36 feet long and 12 feet wide. It had a courtyard, a vestibule and a main chamber. Particularly in the house of God was, that there were three prayer niches, having a - normally there is only one. The nave and the aisles were decorated with mosaic floor. "The coloured decoration on falls sharply, with geometric Patterns and blue, black and red flower patterns," said Feig. "The discovery of the small relics was a Shrine, a stone box used for the storage of sacred objects."

The discovery was a note on the importance of the Christian village, to the time of the Byzantine Empire. It was near mount Tabor, in Galilee, according to the Christian Tradition, the place of the Transfiguration of Jesus.

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Updated Date: 28 July 2020, 23:26

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