Sunday, February 6, 2011

1,500-year-old church found in Israel

A view of a mosaic in the archaeological site ...

By MATTI FRIEDMAN, Associated Press
 
HIRBET MADRAS, Israel – Israeli archaeologists presented a newly uncovered 1,500-year-old church in the Judean hills on Wednesday, including an unusually well-preserved mosaic floor with images of lions, foxes, fish and peacocks.

Amir Ganor  
 

The Byzantine church located southwest of Jerusalem, excavated over the last two months, will be visible only for another week before archaeologists cover it again with soil for its own protection...

A detail of a mosaic in the archaeological site ...

3 comments:

Tara said...

Wow! That is so cool!

Mom with a Heart for God said...

Amazing!

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Beautiful. I'm sad though they are going to throw dirt over it but at least it's better than the shag carpet that the Spirit of VII crowd would put over it.