Religion

June 10, 2008

The World's First Church?

Drudge has a Breitbart link to what some are calling the discovery of the world's first church. There are some artifacts in the image with that story. The Jordan Times has an image of the cave structure and what are believed to be seats of stone.

AMMAN - Lying underneath Saint Georgeous Church in Rihab, Mafraq, is what archaeologists describe as the first Christian church in the world.

“We have uncovered what we believe to be the first church in the world, dating from 33AD to 70AD,” said Archaeologist Abdul Qader Hussan, head of the Rihab Centre for Archaeological Studies.

The discovery was “amazing”, Hussan told The Jordan Times.

“We have evidence to believe this church sheltered the early Christians: the 70 disciples of Jesus Christ,” the scholar said.

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