Byzantine-era church uncovered in Israeltags: Byzantine Empire, Orthodox Christianity
A 1,500-year-old church complete with a sophisticated mosaic was uncovered by archaeologists in southern Israel.
The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) say the Byzantine-era structure "probably served as a center of Christian worship for neighboring communities."
The discovery was made during a routine salvage excavation conducted by the IAA prior to the construction of a new neighborhood in the area.
The building is approximately 72 feet long by 40 feet wide and consists of a central hall with two side aisles divided by marble pillars. An open courtyard at the front of the structure is paved with a white mosaic floor and a cistern....
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