Ancient church uncovered at Armageddon

Sunday, November 06, 2005 |    

Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a third or fourth century church, which could be the oldest in the Holy Land. Ruins of the church were found during prison renovations in Megiddo, known in the New Testament as Armageddon--the site of the last battle that will mark the end of the world. “This is why it's so important to the Christian world," said chief archaeologist Yotam Tefer. “Surely, it is a great discovery which will be a confirmation for all the Christians all over the world,” said the Vatican's ambassador to Israel, Pietro Sambi. The church contains a well-preserved mosaic with references to Jesus Christ and images of fish--an ancient Christian symbol.

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