John on November 6, 2005 at 11:20 pm
I read this story and others about the discovery of what may be the “oldest church” known. It certainly is very old and the mosaics are beautiful, but it got me wondering what other ancient churches exist in the Holy Land.
A quick search led me to an interesting article by a Benedictine Monk and amateur archeologist named Bargil Pixner. He believes he has pieced together evidence of a church dating to the late part of the first century, shortly after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in AD 70. This “Church of the Apostles” is located on Mt. Zion. The paper is quite long, but if this sort of thing interests you, it’s worth a read.
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